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Forum: Propellers 01-07-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By rjcthree
Spinner off speed limit for the sensenich spinner

While not in the operating limitations, I have first hand experience with the ears of the sensenich backplate prop fill section permanentLY deforming over 1800 rpm when the spinner cone is not...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By rjcthree
Same here...

100,000 BTU propane heater running continuously got the workspace of the hanger from crisp 18F to a rather comfortable 40F. But as soon as it shut off(I have a t-stat that has a one hour max run...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks...

I have that screen now. When I powered up the GDL39 against an already powered up 660, I didn't get it during the session. Now that I have them both tied into the same power supply on the bench,...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By rjcthree
Never mind...

I think I figured it out. In weather, its waiting for NEXRAD, in traffic, it's saying GDL ADS-B operating. That seems to indicate it's communicating and waiting. Correct?
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By rjcthree
Aera 660 + GDL 39 connection confirmation

I'm building my wiring harness for the 660 and GDL 39 in the basement. The 39 is set on serial A to the 660 on serial 2, using the Garmin data protocol. The 660 is alive and well, the 39 is...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,978
Posted By rjcthree
ACS says Feb 07, 2018 for shipment

ACS website currently says February 7, 2018 for shipment.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,754
Posted By rjcthree
N183RC results

Thanks everybody for the help/info.

After IAS calibration and halfway through Phase 1, N183RC V speeds are as follows:

Vx = 75kt
Vy = 95kt
Vg = 80kt (Best glide defined as best distance)
Vg, 10 deg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,007
Posted By rjcthree
Good idea, but

Good idea, but not doing that for two reasons. The first is past experience with Mobil change overs resulting in near term leaks. Engines, transmissions, diffs, clutch master and servos. It happens...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,007
Posted By rjcthree
Hmmm.

I have Grove calipers and master cylinders. At first condition,I found one leaking caliper, which has been a problem for me. This would be the third time I've rebuilt the calipers. But this isn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,311
Posted By rjcthree
Can the standard pipes be cut?

Can the standard Vetterman pipes be cut at an angle close to parallel to the fuse floor to come close to the turn down effect? I'd rather not add weight or parts. Does anyone have experience with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,645
Posted By rjcthree
Blow off as root cause?

So the feedback is blow drying is somehow the cause of the shrinkage. I understand the cotton consideration. The shrinkage is diametrical, not in height, and only on one side. I've not been able...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,645
Posted By rjcthree
filter shrank - in three hours

I had 25H TT on my filter before needing to do my condition inspection. I removed the filter which fit just fine, it did not snap off or anything odd. It sat for a couple hours, still fine. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By rjcthree
Idle mixture and RPM rise

When setting idle mixture, the requirement is something like "set idle mixture such that when moving mixture to ICO, there is to be about a 50 RPM increase before RPM falls off".

How fast does one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By rjcthree
Condition inspection, start to finish, how many hours?

I'm well into my first condition inspection. I'm expecting to be into about 20 hours of labor, including a couple small mods, start to finish, including oil change. Is that consistent with others...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rjcthree
It was a non Standard day!

For the 3-way runs in question, I was seeing 19C at 8100 DA, 6400 on the altimeter. At 792ft MSL field, baro was 30.16, if I remember correctly. At the above alt, I was seeing nearly 200 ft delta.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rjcthree
Mr Grinch and a whole bunch of data crunching...

Mr Grinch and a whole bunch of data crunching sent be back into the archives and Google. I found this:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=89446

While it wanders a bit, it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-23-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rjcthree
Argh!

Ok, so no changes to the airframe, I go out today to lean the engine for the first time. Looking at at data there is a 200' difference between gps alt and alt. GPS > PALT. This is in steady state...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By rjcthree
Aera 660 and a GTX 345 -any pireps?

I am looking to jump the shark and replace an older 496 and a near new GTX327 with an aera 660 and a GTX 345. The EFIS is, and will remain for now, a Dynon D180. The nav/com is an SL-30.

Do I need...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rjcthree
ASI/TAS calibration - am I done?

I've been chasing a static position error at the start of my phase one that had altitude errors with airspeed, consistent with what many go through. Alt errors and TAS variation vs GPS 3 ways by >100...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By rjcthree
Systems?

Can you detail the systems onboard, please? Also, do you have anything from the previous owner regarding the relationship of IAS to TAS? What you may have, depending on systems, is a system with a...
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By rjcthree
One more qualitative data point: Clocking. 11/5 vs 9/3

First, clarifying my positional description: clock face reference is facing the a/c, 16h into phase 1. Prop was mounted 11/5 with #1 at TDC. As RPM climbed, a discernible vibe was felt. Changed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By rjcthree
SB wings, QB fuse if building solo

I did SB wings and was able to hit all but 23 rivets in the skins solo. After looking at a local -6 builders fuse, I decided solo wasn't going to work. QB worked for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By rjcthree
Mixture?

Having read the OP a couple times, I'm surprised mixture hasn't come up. I read the the bowl was checked, but the slow to come up to static and rough after 10 sec suggests POTENTIALLY leaning out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By rjcthree
Mu-metal more like conduit than a barrier

I had to research mu-metal a bit and some of the products the company I work for use it in really sensitive RF sections. That info/those guys tell me mu-metal is more like a conduit than a energy...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By rjcthree
N183RC first flight

With Dave Ross at the controls, N183RC took flight for the first (and second) time this morning from KPLR (Lorain County). Once the first flight bug was worked out (more later), Dave spent about a...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,113
Posted By rjcthree
Active transition instructors?

In post #3, Mike Seager is noted as the only instructor active at the moment, does anyone have contrary information? Or is that only for RV-10? I'm at a crossroads....Thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks everyone

Thanks everyone. Neutral trim it is. I'll have the gopro from inside the AC recording commentary too. Fly safe....
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By rjcthree
Trim tab guidance for first flight

My first flight is rapidly approaching. The plan is to go at 1427 lbs and a cg of 79.72" calculated. This is solo, 24 gal of useable fuel, a little bit of baggage. It's an RV-9A/O-320/Sensenich. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-24-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By rjcthree
Shielding the compass from current-induced magnetic fields

I had a problem with my vertical card compass swinging with the combined current load of nav lights, landing lights and strobe light power supply. With all three on, the current is about 15A in one...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rjcthree
Ground idle?

Snopercod, what is your warm ground idle speed?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rjcthree
Flight idle vs ground idle - Sensenich FP

Can anyone give me a feel for your ground idle speed and the idle speed you see on final, and at what speed? I'm trying to figure out the relationship. Thanks.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-09-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,365
Posted By rjcthree
Which fuel and where?

Where is it available and which fuel is it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,427
Posted By rjcthree
Pirelli on the Aeroled bulbs

I hate to bring this back to the original topic but :rolleyes:

Any pirep on the new Aeroled bulbs? I need to cut some current out of my IP under my VCC and mu-metal only got me halfway. This may be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,723
Posted By rjcthree
T mod and lifters

I have an H2 in my soon to be flying 9A. If there's concern over lifters and the cam, they can easily be checked by pulling the pushrods tubes and looking at them. It's one of those things you can...
Forum: Steam Gauges 12-28-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
Posted By rjcthree
Vertical card compass compensation

Is it possible that the 8 degree or so panel angle makes it more difficult to swing a VCC? In my case it's a PAI-700 in the panel, away from big power, no difference engine running, non running, a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,252
Posted By rjcthree
141 rivets

I need help on 141 rivets, I'm about 5'11", wider hands. Tungsten bar made a big positive difference for me. Tungsten bar is also a bigger risk when dropped inside a structure. I used tape and...
Forum: Reviews 12-08-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By rjcthree
+1

I had the same with David Clark. Over and above.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,689
Posted By rjcthree
An A&P/AI question: which logbook?

Is there a rule or rule of thumb that defines what goes into an engine vs an airframe logbook? Some things seem like they could go in either, like fuel lines from the collator to the fuel pump; its...
Forum: Reviews 11-07-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By rjcthree
When do you give up on a supplier?

I deleted because this is becoming a past-tense situation. I've been accused of many things, but I tend to have facts when I have a conversation. Frustrating.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By rjcthree
Closing this out...

Slight aileron motion with full travel of elevator is consistent on an RV-7, and RV-6 and and RV-9A. It's looking completely normal. Yeah geometry!
Forum: Northeast 10-08-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,053
Posted By rjcthree
Ohio transition training?

One thing I have not yet tended to is my transition training. Is there RV9A CFIs in the northern Ohio, western PA area? I'm not sure I'm looking for a program, but some solid experience with a CFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By rjcthree
Fixed?

Did recrimping fix your issues? I have one Dynon egt that's dancing. Thx.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By rjcthree
Interesting, indeed.

Rob, that was exactly what I was thinking.....essentially you know there will be some interactions as a resul of the out of plane motion in the non moving axis.....maybe it was a choice. A totally...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-30-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By rjcthree
Control geometry?

We noted something unusual(?) on my RV-9A during the airworthiness inspection today (passed ;)). Center the elevator and ailerons. Move the elevator trailing edge up(nose up elevator) and both...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 418,856
Posted By rjcthree
Did W&B today...

I did weight and balance today, the good news is there is no logical way to get outside of the CG range without doing something almost impossible. The bad news is N183RC is a little chunky, about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By rjcthree
Oring plus crush

I put an oring of 1/16 cross section to both keep the crush ring centered and for an extra seal. Works well. It seems like the undercut on the Dynon sensor noted earlier in the chain allows the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By rjcthree
Runs well

Looks like this issue is solved. Runs well, now to setting idle, etc. the runs showed CHT4 as higher than the rest buy 30-35 degrees, which is different from the past runs. Always something. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks...

I have yet to do the angle of attack 150% test. I think the issue I was chasing, rough running, climbing EGTs, high fuel pressure variation were related to the same thing....a partial obstruction...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
Posted By rjcthree
How often does an engine driven fuel pump go bad?

Just sitting level, i tested for fuel flow on the electric pump. I get ~36gph left and 24gph right. I'll be looking for the disparity, and this is just free flowing, but this would suggest the flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By rjcthree
Root cause...maybe

I have checked plugs, clean. I check for leaks s/tightness, no suspects. Today I checked fuel filters in the and air and in the Ellison. Both clean. I put it all back together, turned on the fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
Posted By rjcthree
Fuel pressure varies with rpm?

Is it normal for fuel pressure to fluctuate with engine demand? Fixed pitch prop, measured downstream of the TB, spec is 2-6 psi. I measure 5.6 psi at 1000rpm, 3.8 psi at 1400rpm, and 2.3 psi at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By rjcthree
working theories

Thank you all for your thoughts. Based on all the input I've gotten, I'm looking at:

1. Carb ice. go ahead, laugh. 73F ambient and 43F dew point it's right there, and right where the Ellison is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By rjcthree
Clarification and ignition

My ignition is a D3000 dual mag, fresh overhaul, stock tempest plugs, timed at 25 deg btdc, per spec.

The timeline of the rough run: start, establish good numbers for 15 sec at 800rpm, then 5...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,649
Posted By rjcthree
New engine roughness appearance at end of great runs

Engine is a O-320-H2AD, t mod, 40 minutes tt since OH, Ellison throttle body, stock Bendix D3000 dual mag. At the tail end of the runs prescribed by Mahlon, I went from full power to 1000 rpm. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 418,856
Posted By rjcthree
N183RC one step closer, first engine runs

I had first engine runs of my never before run O-320H2/ellison combo Saturday, and it went well, mostly. Preoiling worked, 44psi of oil pressure on the starter alone. Mahlon provided some guidance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,096
Posted By rjcthree
How does it happen?

Assuming the bolts were tight, is it loosening of the bolt(relative rotation) or simple material creep? I'dvote creep, which means it's something we've all got to check periodically, as the failure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,754
Posted By rjcthree
Vx, Vy rates

I've done some searching and found a little bit on information, but directly not related to RV-9/9A.

For those of you flying, can you provide:
Vx and climb rate at solo/light weight
Vy and climb...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By rjcthree
Odd electric fuel pump behavior feedback

Setup - RV-9A, O-320, standard tanks, andair fuel valve, 40108 pump, andair colator, engine driven fuel pump, ellison TB, this then feeds fuel pressure transducer and primer solenoid.

when the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By rjcthree
But I'm not an a&up/ai, so I have to make a new experimental plate, right?

Since I'm just a builder, I have to take engine off its original cert, right? My searching and understanding of the FARS led me there. I might as well be putting a conversion on....once the engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By rjcthree
Data plate required information

I'm generating a new plate for my experimental overhaul (by me, but using all Lycoming and yellow tagged parts). I have to generate a new data plate, but I don't want to get crazy with info. As I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,053
Posted By rjcthree
How well does that engine run?

I have to ask...with those compression numbers, does it use a lot of oil, and does it make expected power? Rick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,772
Posted By rjcthree
Harbor freight camera and a lowes grabby thing....

And be prepared for success. Got my rubber mag cushion in under 30 sec after investing.....Rick

If that's the worst you've got, you live a lovely life!
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