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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By cajunwings
Bob: Great point. You are correct, most of the...

Bob: Great point. You are correct, most of the planes with caps that stick up above the wing have a vent mechanism in the cap. Lots of planes however have flush caps like RVs and very few of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By cajunwings
Vents

FWIW: Many Mooney’s and Cherokee’s have the same 1/4” aluminum vent tube that we do on our RVs. It sticks down and out of the bottom wing skin about 3/8” and is angle cut on the front side just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By cajunwings
Vent lines.

I fully intend to go with the rocket style fuel vent plumbing on my 9 project. Seems like its well proven. Perhaps as continuing maintenance and to alleviate any concerns about water these vents...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By cajunwings
Elec trim

Dave: sent you a email. Let’s talk soon.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By cajunwings
The risk/serviceability/easy starting/gas mileage...

The risk/serviceability/easy starting/gas mileage equation is different for everyone. My experience tells me the failure rate of a well maintained Slick with impulse is more than acceptable for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By cajunwings
RPM Fluctuations

Is all the linkage and hardware tight at the governor arm? Is the control cable securely clamped to the bracket where it can’t move? Is the bracket intact? No cracks and securely bolted in place?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By cajunwings
Mags?

I’m with Vic. Most of the benefits and still retain 1 mag. I’m going to start with 1 impulse Slick and the Electroair system on the other side. If I was going to cross a ocean would want 2 Bendix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By cajunwings
Trim

Setting up your plane the way you want it is one of the best parts of EAB world. My solution is to have trim switches on the pilots stick only and redundant back ups on the panel where either seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By cajunwings
320 sump

Don’t know what you are looking for. I have a couple of 320 sumps with the rear inlet. Not really workable for RV’s.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By cajunwings
Oh Brother

Steve you’re a good guy and I really don’t want to sound like the Party Pooper here and I’m really glad this turned out ok, but I feel like bringing up a couple points.

Unplanned, unscheduled...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By cajunwings
Sticky Garmin

OK the story is: carefully remove the knobs and face frame. The frame is metal, scuff up with fine scotchbrite & alcohol. He likes to repaint with Krylon Fushion in matte black. To get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,560
Posted By cajunwings
7 vs 9

Flown them both. Performance overall is pretty much the same when you average out minutes or dollars saved over several hundred hours. Acro of course means the 7. I prefer the way the 6 & 7...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By cajunwings
Sticky Garmin 250XL

Mel: I know a guy who knows a guy that has a home remedy to deal with this. I’m in the process of tracking the info down and if successful will post it here. I got the same issue with the one in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-28-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 51,076
Posted By cajunwings
You are making really good progress and are doing...

You are making really good progress and are doing high quality work. Sometimes when you get to the “what to do next question” you just have to pick something that needs doing and press on assuming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By cajunwings
Bare metal

Silicone & Teflon can be hard to remove from skin seams and around rivets and can cause paint adhesion issues. I wouldn’t use any products that contain these things until after paint. WD-40 is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By cajunwings
ICO

If it’s the RSA the plates that make up the shut off can be removed and polished on a flat surface to improve this situation.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By cajunwings
Drawing

I was thinking the same thing. I’m in if this gets rolling.


Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By cajunwings
Relays

In the cert world many planes use a normally closed relay for the Avionics buss, (spring loaded to the closed position). A failure of the avionics master switch or its circuit results in this relay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By cajunwings
Hot Mag

If the mag is hot because the P lead is disconnected or broken somewhere along its length make sure vibration or flight loads won’t allow it to ground and shut the mag off.

Don Broussard
RV9...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By cajunwings
Loose intake stubs

I’ve sent oil sumps to Divco before and had them reswedge the pipes.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,007
Posted By cajunwings
Brake Fluid.

When I picked up my Tri Pacer and serviced the brakes, I found that the previous owner had serviced it completely with DOT 3 (automotive) brake fluid. The Certified Cleveland brakes didn't seem to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By cajunwings
Agreed: Continental engine installations in...

Agreed: Continental engine installations in Barons, 210’s Bonanzas etc are quite different from the “normal” RV/Lyc setup.

Don B
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-23-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By cajunwings
Boost pump

Manufacturer checklists for fuel injected low wing planes that are very similar to our RV’s (Mooneys & Arrows) call for boost pump ON before start for priming then OFF. ON for Takeoff and Landing. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By cajunwings
Intake Hose

No tricks. Just cut the old one off and slide on the new one with a little lube. Dow Corning #4 or engine oil works fine. The new hose will be soft and flexible compared to the old one.

Don...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By cajunwings
Flywheel

I got one for sale in really good condition that may work for you. It does have the large pulley(about 9.5”). Has the .764” bushing holes in 5 locations and the index bushing hole is .780”. Ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By cajunwings
Torque

I don’t think it’s a question of anything yielding. It’s more like these relatively soft clamped together aluminum assemblies get vibrated for a while and various parts get comfortable with each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By cajunwings
Re-Torque

During condition inspections on 2 different RV that had 400-500 hrs total time found many of the tail attach bolts needing to be retorqued. Also found the engine mount to firewall bolts needing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By cajunwings
Lycoming Parts

Bob Merril at Aircraft Specialty in Tulsa is another great resource on the engine parts. He is extremely knowledgeable and can answer your questions.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By cajunwings
Don’t think the fuel is the concern, it’s the...

Don’t think the fuel is the concern, it’s the accumulation of enough ice on the end of the tube to block it.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By cajunwings
Coiled vent tubing

Does anybody have any concerns or comments about vent icing now that the vents are not in the warmer air that exits the cowl?

Don B
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-25-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By cajunwings
Lo vis & circles

Good comments by everyone. I will add that even if you fly for 1000”s of hours the time spent in the low visibility murk between breaking out on the approach and landing is short. No one gets to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By cajunwings
Sanding Scratches

This is another area where a “Test” before proceeding will tell you exactly what you need to know. On a small piece of scrap (say 1x4”) sand with 4 different grits from fine to extreme and prime it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By cajunwings
You are correct. I would add that I have seen...

You are correct. I would add that I have seen the inside of many of these and corrosion and pitting is not unheard of with the cranks that are not coated. If anyone decides to not comply with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By cajunwings
That number is a total of all 9's & 9A's reported...

That number is a total of all 9's & 9A's reported to the Mothership. The tailwheel 9 is a rare bird.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By cajunwings
Colors

Agree with Mel on this one. United Airlines previous paint colors, the gray and blues hardest to see on lots of days (even with strobes)compared to the other guys. Another color consideration might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By cajunwings
Mag work

Have been hearing good reports about Select Aircraft Service in Lancaster Tx and last month sent them work. Took a little longer than planned but it a big job (D-3000) and was over July 4th so that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By cajunwings
Garmin

+1 for Stein, he definitely knows RV's

Approach Fast Stack is also a dealer. Talked them at sun n fun and they seem to know Garmin and RV's as well.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Forum: Tools 08-12-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By cajunwings
Tools

You have a good start on tooling. Before I got a bandsaw did not realize how much I would use it. Same with the drill press. The small tabletop models can do much of the work if you don't have the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By cajunwings
Slack

If you allow enough slack and clearence for the engine to rotate plus or minus 3/4" that should be plenty. Adels are good. Cables wires and hoses should be firmly secured to firewall, engine mount...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-06-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,893
Posted By cajunwings
Mag trouble

You might run your mag problem by Arron at Select Aircraft Service in Lancaster Tx. 972-227-9580. You may be able to get your mag repaired/overhauled for a reasonable price while you wait for a EI...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,163
Posted By cajunwings
[Believe it or not I think I found at least one...

[Believe it or not I think I found at least one cylinder where the engine builder installed them opposite of how they are suppose to be installed]

I have seen this issue numerous times. It's easy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,163
Posted By cajunwings
Brian: Sounds like you have all the bases...

Brian: Sounds like you have all the bases covered so nothing to add to your search, however my money is on a ignition problem. I would look at the mag distributor block with a bright light and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By cajunwings
Fittings

Yep steel fittings for me on everything FWF and the Red Cube wrapped in large fire sleeve.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By cajunwings
Fuel lines

I used the stock valve and 5052 tubing. I can send a couple photos. Send me your email

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By cajunwings
Tach drive

After some back & forth email with our very own Lyc guru Mahlon I left mine out.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By cajunwings
CHT Probes

Never have used any sealant on CHT probes. Have not seen it called for in any Lycoming or Continental service or OH manual

Don Broussard A&P/ IA etc
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By cajunwings
Sika sides

I cut mine 1/8" above the side rails to allow a little space for Sika so canopy bottom edge could be bonded into the assembly. Also have a large triangular fillet on the inside. 1/4" gap is plenty....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By cajunwings
Slider

On my 9 Slider I left about a 1" overhang at the rear bow. I planned for a fiberglass rear skirt from the beginning and this extra inch is just more bonding area. With 1" overhang I still had well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By cajunwings
Dimples

A steel CS rivet or a steel CS screw will do the job with appropriate CS hole in a bucking bar on the back side. In my homemade tool collection is a piece of aluminum bar 1/4" thick, 1/2" wide & 4"...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By cajunwings
Doublers

I installed fans this size in 2 different Slider 9's. Since I wasn't able to do the structural analysis myself (and it is structure) I used the repair patch part of 43:13 as a guide. The doubler...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By cajunwings
Powder coat

Powdercoated mine and did some other small asst parts in the same oven run. I used the long pivot bolts and needed to remove the powdercoat out of the bolt holes during assembly. Easy with right...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By cajunwings
Dings

Gravity is just going to happen. Those foam mats that go on the flooor around the workbench are cheap at HF. I keep a couple of sets on hand to cut up for all kind of uses. Great for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By cajunwings
Gear flex

My 9A rebuild project came home on a 22' trailer with a 1' tall rail that ran around the sides and front. Engine and tail surfaces were removed but fuselage was complete otherwise and on gear. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By cajunwings
O Ring

If nearby, any Prop Shop should has these O Rings.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,911
Posted By cajunwings
Plex edges

For me 400 grit finish sanding on the edges is a minimum. I did 600 then wet sanded with 1000. A bit of overkill but no scratches.

Don Broussard
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,247
Posted By cajunwings
Metal in oil

Hopefully no hard particles got in between the crank and main bearings. There is a risk of scoring which increases every hour it runs with metal circulating. Aircraft Specialty in Tulsa is great...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By cajunwings
Latch arm

Looked at many slider RVs when I was working on my canopy and over 1/2 of them had a small bend or two in the latch arm. On mine the latch pin does not point straight down, it angles toward the tail...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,774
Posted By cajunwings
Rpm

First step is to make sure the tach is accurate.


Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By cajunwings
Airbox photos

Jesse: at Sun-n-Fun I bought the whole package and have been satisfied with it so far. I downloaded the airbox app on my iPad and power the wifi box with a small external battery. After taking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By cajunwings
D10 Battery

Not sure of the recommended replacement schedule, but changing it is easy. Mine had cover plate held on by 2 Allen head screws on the back of the can. It has a 9 volt battery style connector and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,247
Posted By cajunwings
Making Metal

I was putting together a comment but Robert Anglin very clearly stated what I was thinking. Have dealt with this issue a several times and his advice is spot on.

Don Broussard A&P, IA etc etc
RV9...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,842
Posted By cajunwings
Gust Locks

As always each to his own. I would avoid external locks that could be overlooked. I know we all diligently preflight and do pre takeoff control checks but humans being humans stuff will and does...
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