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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Toobuilder
I guess the real question remains just how long...

I guess the real question remains just how long of a duct do you need to get the velocity low enough to dump it into the plenum without flow separation? And the follow up:. Is a shorter than optimal...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Toobuilder
I understood Steve's comment in post #8 was...

I understood Steve's comment in post #8 was relating to my current "rigid" inlet drooping in relation to the OML of the cowl.

In any case, my current configuration is a bit of a mashup. I started...
Forum: RV-6/6A Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Toobuilder
Did you gap and ohm check the new plugs or just...

Did you gap and ohm check the new plugs or just install them out of the box?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Toobuilder
Engine mount sag can be shimmed as required to...

Engine mount sag can be shimmed as required to maintain alignment (just like most of us do to keep the spinner aligned). The degree to which any misalignment gets offensive depends on the treatment...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Toobuilder
...well I do live right down the street.

...well I do live right down the street.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Toobuilder
Concerning the curved hinges - note that only my...

Concerning the curved hinges - note that only my rear wall is curved (and only the center 1/3). The front walls are straight (just worked out that way on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,643
Posted By Toobuilder
NACA ducts are great low drag vents but they...

NACA ducts are great low drag vents but they really need negative pressure on the back side to move significant air. Trying to use them to ram air into an aerodynamic mess like an oil cooler is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Toobuilder
Full throttle and mixture/prop set based on how...

Full throttle and mixture/prop set based on how much of a hurry I'm in. Typical default is peak EGT and 2250 RPM.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By Toobuilder
The Pmag aggressive timing curve hurts, but since...

The Pmag aggressive timing curve hurts, but since you only have one it softens the effect quite a bit. Is the jumper in or out? Assuming timing is correct, you have enough mixture control, and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Toobuilder
Larry, this might give you some...

Larry, this might give you some ideas:

https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/optimized-induction-airbox-for-reciprocating-engines.31231/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,537
Posted By Toobuilder
I was going to respond with a quick and dirty...

I was going to respond with a quick and dirty answer, but I just knew Dan would come along and save me the effort.

Part 2 however relates right back to the title of this thread. The total timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,933
Posted By Toobuilder
"Vans" is only the manufacturer of a very small...

"Vans" is only the manufacturer of a very small number of the 10,000+ Airplanes identified as RV's
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks all. I contacted Foreflight and they...

Thanks all. I contacted Foreflight and they could not duplicate. They suggested that I delete, then re download the database. That fixed it.

Now I can find my way home! ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Toobuilder
Question My Airport Disappeared After Foreflight Update.

Like the title says, I recently did the update on my subscription and now my airport identifier (1CL2) "can't be found". We have never been depicted on the charts, but we are a registered airfield. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,537
Posted By Toobuilder
It's funny how these threads have those who...

It's funny how these threads have those who strive for perfection and those who say "good enough".

Not sure how many times this needs to be said, but there is a significant difference in optimal...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Toobuilder
+1 for mounting on the inspection plate. I...

+1 for mounting on the inspection plate. I switched both the Rocket and the -8 to this configuration with no issues.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Toobuilder
This is a known issue and there are plenty of...

This is a known issue and there are plenty of threads on this. Much of the hardware is 10-32 and can be replaced with drilled head fasteners for safety wire. I've safetied my starter and is seems...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
Not offended. People have different ideas and...

Not offended. People have different ideas and thresholds for government intrusion and intervention. No problem as long as people respect our individual right to manage our lives as we see fit.
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
If you to ask the question, then you won't accept...

If you to ask the question, then you won't accept the answer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Toobuilder
I had Jet Hot do the exhaust for my Hiperbipe 12...

I had Jet Hot do the exhaust for my Hiperbipe 12 or so years ago but they talked me out of the classic finish- they said it wouldn't take the heat. I went with the 2000 degree product which held up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,467
Posted By Toobuilder
Agree with others that the partner "at fault"...

Agree with others that the partner "at fault" needs to cover all of the premium increase. You should not have to pay a penny more than you were before the claim.

Short of that, dump the partners...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Toobuilder
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By Toobuilder
In the situation you describe Dan, I go.

In the situation you describe Dan, I go.
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,369
Posted By Toobuilder
I pulled the trigger on a set recently and just...

I pulled the trigger on a set recently and just flew with them today. This is my first experience with an "in ear" configuration, and the first step away from my beloved Zulu. Obviously extremely...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-05-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Toobuilder
Hydraulically it makes no difference where the...

Hydraulically it makes no difference where the regulator is physically located, so long as it is downstream of the injectors. The regulator functions by bleeding off excess pressure, so all the fuel...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-04-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Toobuilder
It should be... Unless the regulator fails. ...

It should be... Unless the regulator fails. Moving the transducer on the controlled side of the regulator adds one more element of information for on the spot troubleshooting. After all, the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-04-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Toobuilder
The salient point of my post was to confirm that...

The salient point of my post was to confirm that the regulator has two ports sharing a common chamber, so both see the same output (fuel rail) pressure.

The part about the bulkhead fitting was just...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Toobuilder
The Borla unit I have has two outlet ports (it's...

The Borla unit I have has two outlet ports (it's a "T" configuration). I my case I have a bulkhead fitting as the fuel outlet through the firewall, and the other side has a reducer and the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-02-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Toobuilder
Not sure what your specific system architecture...

Not sure what your specific system architecture looks like, but both the SDS fuel pump module and their recommended (Borla) regulator have multiple unused ports which can be used to feed a pressure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Toobuilder
Just did my hinges over the weekend with the soft...

Just did my hinges over the weekend with the soft rivets. I have the manufactured head on the hinge and the shop head going into a deep countersink in the glass. A light pass with a sanding block...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-28-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By Toobuilder
The big box stores have it too.

The big box stores have it too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,456
Posted By Toobuilder
Several years ago a guy contacted me about the N...

Several years ago a guy contacted me about the N number assigned to one of my restoration projects. He bought the number from me (for $3500) and hung it on his Gulfstream.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Toobuilder
There are a few threads related to this concept...

There are a few threads related to this concept here on VAF to look at. As someone who's added vernier prop/mixture to an RV-8 and Rocket, I'd suggest you do a quick mock up and try it on for size...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,094
Posted By Toobuilder
Off the top of my head I'd be hesitant to dump...

Off the top of my head I'd be hesitant to dump the return fuel at the outer bay due to the torturous path it takes to get back to the pickup. In a min fuel situation the time it takes for the return...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Toobuilder
1- the Dynon pitot will run a steam instrument...

1- the Dynon pitot will run a steam instrument and efis equally well (and simultaneously)

2- no need to run two pitot tubes

3 - I have an extra Dynon pitot tube. PM me with an offer.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By Toobuilder
Two things to check right away: Induction leaks...

Two things to check right away:

Induction leaks

Plugged injectors
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Toobuilder
The drive gear in the case can also be re indexed...

The drive gear in the case can also be re indexed to get the slot where you need it. It should pull out fairly easily, but be cautious about dropping the bearing into the sump.
Forum: Rocket 03-07-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Toobuilder
John told me that reversing the end caps (flanges...

John told me that reversing the end caps (flanges in) will get you a bit more capacity. Do it right and you can get 58+.
Forum: Rocket 03-07-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Toobuilder
John told me that reversing the end caps (flanges...

John told me that reversing the end caps (flanges in) will get you a bit more capacity. Do it right and you can get 58+.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,057
Posted By Toobuilder
Hand wringing? Please spare us the hyperbole. ...

Hand wringing? Please spare us the hyperbole. As much time as people spend on theoretical failures, I can't believe there is even a debate on this actual one.

The part is not up to the task and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,057
Posted By Toobuilder
The engine mount is primary structure. You have...

The engine mount is primary structure. You have experienced a partial structural failure. IMHO, The question is not "IF" you should fix it, its HOW should you fix it. Obviously, rewelding is going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,605
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes. I have tried all methods listed in this...

Yes. I have tried all methods listed in this thread including some custom examples.

"THE FIX" is the SDS No leak O ring product. Period. Dot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,155
Posted By Toobuilder
Privilege? Granted by whom?. :eek:

Privilege?

Granted by whom?. :eek:
Forum: Rocket 02-26-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By Toobuilder
The only way an RV can get "close enough" is when...

The only way an RV can get "close enough" is when you are at 50% power or less. :cool:

Welcome to the club.
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
Do we really need to turn to personal attacks...

Do we really need to turn to personal attacks because we do not all share the same views on privacy and government intervention in our lives? I'm OK with sticking to the technical discourse of "what...
Forum: Rocket 02-24-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Toobuilder
The flat wrap windscreen is not necessarily an...

The flat wrap windscreen is not necessarily an F-1 exclusive part, in fact I've done the same on an RV-8. It's just an aftermarket mod. My HR will be equipped with a radically raked flat wrap and...
Forum: Rocket 02-24-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Toobuilder
Assuming we are talking about completed...

Assuming we are talking about completed airplanes, two things come immediately to mind:

- The F-1 has a better gear geometry and mechanical attachment method (tapered socket)

- The F-1 has more...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
I'll say this and hopefully leave it alone as it...

I'll say this and hopefully leave it alone as it has been beaten to death...

It's great that people feel secure enough to not be concerned about bad people doing bad things. Not all of us are in...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,369
Posted By Toobuilder
Well, the music adapter device seems to be a low...

Well, the music adapter device seems to be a low cost partial solution, but apparently it does not feature priority muting. My long cross country trips are almost always using flight following and...
Forum: Reviews 02-17-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,369
Posted By Toobuilder
Question Very close to giving these a shot, but the lack...

Very close to giving these a shot, but the lack of a dedicated music input gives me pause. Yes, the ship's intercom has a music input but my wife and I have distinctly different tastes in music. At...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes, not a bunch of effort to find your house and...

Yes, not a bunch of effort to find your house and park out front.

But do you also want to hand that same individual the means to know with 100% certainty that you are 100 miles away? Or that he...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
As much as I dislike the thought of the feds...

As much as I dislike the thought of the feds being able to track my specific movements at all times now, the threat of anyone with an internet connection tracking my movements with up to the minute...
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,573
Posted By Toobuilder
Maybe for the millennials, but this Gen Xer is...

Maybe for the millennials, but this Gen Xer is going to cling to it until my deathbed.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-16-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 45,125
Posted By Toobuilder
That's pretty clever Ross. This is a very useful...

That's pretty clever Ross. This is a very useful feature; I wonder how many people are going to completely miss just how slick this is? If the pilot takes the time to optimize this "single ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,035
Posted By Toobuilder
Thumbs up Good stuff Otis. Hard data is in short supply...

Good stuff Otis. Hard data is in short supply these days.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,159
Posted By Toobuilder
One point seemingly overlooked here (and it might...

One point seemingly overlooked here (and it might be me) is the fact that aircraft using fuel for cooling "stuff" are dealing with thousands of gallons and rely on huge thermal mass. There is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Toobuilder
If the survey does not accurately reflect the...

If the survey does not accurately reflect the situation of the survey taker and he/she is forced to "game" the system to move on, how is the data useful?

To what end is the info being used? What...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By Toobuilder
I'll revise my statement. At your altitude, you...

I'll revise my statement. At your altitude, you will not see any gain in speed due to an ignition advance. I have done full throttle, sea level testing and I've swept from 20 to 30 degrees and...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By Toobuilder
Not sure what altitude you are going to fly but I...

Not sure what altitude you are going to fly but I can tell you that the timing bump you have proposed will probably not have a measurable effect on speed. I did a timing sweep at best power mixture...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,077
Posted By Toobuilder
This thread is a reminder to me that we (the...

This thread is a reminder to me that we (the collective) are easily led to be slaves to our displays instead of the masters. The configuration options provided by the MFD vendors are there to HELP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep, we would need a sticky to firm up the intent...

Yep, we would need a sticky to firm up the intent of the subforum, and maybe even provide a "template" for the initial post just to frame the project and make it useful as a research asset (like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Toobuilder
Think bigger, gents. While the minutiae of data...

Think bigger, gents. While the minutiae of data collection is certainly encouraged, the real essence of any particular thread in my immaginary world is "concepts validated by test". Or more...
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