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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah your engine probably didnít need those parts...

Yeah your engine probably didnít need those parts anyway. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought one of the brackets from Showplanes....

I bought one of the brackets from Showplanes.

https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=TMC-04S

Not installed yet, but it looks clean and they were super helpful.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'm at exactly this same point. I have removed...

I'm at exactly this same point.

I have removed my HS and am currently scratching my head. I think I have it figured out though. Most of my holes are still only drilled with a #40 drill. I have...
Forum: RV-3 06-24-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have one of the longer titan oil filter...

I have one of the longer titan oil filter extensions that came on my IO-370 that I'm trying to sell. It was too long for my RV7A but maybe it would work in your application. Just a thought.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By rapid_ascent
I plan to use the same arrangement as Gailn. The...

I plan to use the same arrangement as Gailn. The test switches (dual PMAGs) are normally closed and only opened as part of my preflight checks. That arrangement makes it pretty simple. Some just pull...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By rapid_ascent
What tool is that?

What tool is that?
Forum: RV-3 06-17-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a longer spacer that I had to remove from...

I have a longer spacer that I had to remove from my brand new Titan engine that I want to sell if that would work for you. It was too long for may application with my backup B&C alternator. PM me if...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By rapid_ascent
Over the course of my build I have used a few...

Over the course of my build I have used a few different primers. I prefer Akzo as do many other builders here on VAF. It is easy to spray, does require a respirator and is hard as nails when dry...
Forum: Tools 06-09-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a bunch of the harbor freight storage...

I have a bunch of the harbor freight storage boxes which are similar to the one Bobby is showing. Its nice to be able to remove a bin with rivets of only one size at a time. If you knock over a bin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By rapid_ascent
The bevel faces forward. That allows the incoming...

The bevel faces forward. That allows the incoming air to pressurize the tank. Think about it like this. The fuel that is removed from the tank has to be replaced by air and that air has to come from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By rapid_ascent
I haven't gotten to the wiring my radio stack...

I haven't gotten to the wiring my radio stack yet, but I have wired several of the other Garmin components (GMU 11, GSU 25s and GSA 28). Having gone through this process with the Garmin backshells I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By rapid_ascent
I mounted mine on the aft deck as others have...

I mounted mine on the aft deck as others have done. I'm still at the building stage so I don't know yet how it will work there, but others have had success. It should be an easy spot to get to. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,923
Posted By rapid_ascent
I installed the Van's firewall mount in...

I installed the Van's firewall mount in preparation of getting my IO-370 running. I liked that approach.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By rapid_ascent
Philip, Glad we were able to convince you. In...

Philip,

Glad we were able to convince you. In general simpler is better.

Having said that... There is a circuit referred to as a virtual diode. It uses one or more MOSFETs and a control circuit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By rapid_ascent
Oren, I think you basically have it right. From...

Oren,

I think you basically have it right. From a single source you canít depend on the current dividing equally between the two switches. Itís not only when you turn the switch on or off though....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By rapid_ascent
I suspect the original gasket was installed with...

I suspect the original gasket was installed with some gasket sealant and that is what the red circles are.

When I installed mine I used the sealant recommended by B&C on both sides of the gasket...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By rapid_ascent
I personally I think the addition of a capacitor...

I personally I think the addition of a capacitor is just adding unneeded components. The most common failure of capacitors is shorting so it will effectively take out the bus itís connected to if it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By rapid_ascent
As I plan out my ebus items most of my avionics...

As I plan out my ebus items most of my avionics is able to be on that bus. So you effectively have two paths to power most of the avionics. My GNS430W is a power hog so for now itís on the main bus....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think you might be missing how I at least...

I think you might be missing how I at least thought this would be used. First I would normally have both the ebus and the main bus switched on. Then in the case where loads need to be shed then the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,649
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ron, You have a great looking panel. It would be...

Ron,

You have a great looking panel. It would be a shame to go backwards. If you feel comfortable with the instruments that have been installed maybe you could just spend some time flying with your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By rapid_ascent
Look on eBay for a AFM8 unit. I got mine there....

Look on eBay for a AFM8 unit. I got mine there. You can get the positioners from the manufacturer directly for a reasonable price.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By rapid_ascent
For the regulator do a search for a ďFordĒ Type...

For the regulator do a search for a ďFordĒ Type regulator. This is a low cost regulator that was used previously and probably still by some.

Do a search for auto alternators Here and you will find...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,500
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just a comment on steam gauges. I'm sure I'll get...

Just a comment on steam gauges. I'm sure I'll get some flack on this one, but...

I wouldn't put them in a new plane unless its the only way you can afford a panel. Given that you are looking at an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By rapid_ascent
You should just give them a quick call. They are...

You should just give them a quick call. They are very helpful. I've already called them a couple of times with questions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used the dies and it really isn't that hard. I...

I used the dies and it really isn't that hard. I actually did them twice as a few other folks have done. A big Cresent wrench helps with the twisting too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By rapid_ascent
Take a look on YouTube. There is a series of...

Take a look on YouTube. There is a series of videos that are pretty good at showing how to do these terminations.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By rapid_ascent
There are also separate terminator connectors...

There are also separate terminator connectors that come with the GSA28 connector kit I believe so you might just want to look for those and plug them in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By rapid_ascent
Take your calipers and measure the pitch. We...

Take your calipers and measure the pitch. We canít tell that from a picture. There are many different connectors. Normally you can read the mfg name embossed on the connector if you look really...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By rapid_ascent
Two thoughts: 1) Are you sure that the GMU 11 is...

Two thoughts:

1) Are you sure that the GMU 11 is aligned to the longitudal axis of fuselage?
2) What type of mounting hardware did you use? 316SS?
Forum: Primers 05-04-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,862
Posted By rapid_ascent
Sometimes you can just place the parts that can...

Sometimes you can just place the parts that can provide that info. So, for the right side part place it on the right and the left side on the left. Then after you prime remark the parts. You can also...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just to chime in on the oil filter configuration....

Just to chime in on the oil filter configuration. I did have to use my right angle adapter with a 0.75" spacer. Longer spacers do interfere with the B&C 410H at least but I suspect other alternators...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just installed a B&C 410H unit on my new...

I just installed a B&C 410H unit on my new engine. It seems like a nice, compact, well built unit. Make sure you order the special tool at the same time to reach the one nut that is towards the oil...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used those same LED Indicators on non-aviation...

I used those same LED Indicators on non-aviation projects. They come in different colors, even bi-color if I recall and seem to work fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just a general comment. A resistor is always...

Just a general comment. A resistor is always needed when using an LED to limit the drive current. The only time a resistor would not be needed is when you are driving it with a constant current...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By rapid_ascent
Another option which is less expensive and a...

Another option which is less expensive and a pretty short antenna is to use the AV-100 antenna (I think this is correct). It is only about 13" long and less than $200.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By rapid_ascent
Itís really more about finding the right spot for...

Itís really more about finding the right spot for it. I built the mount then I kept moving it around on the firewall to find the best placement. I have an 11 row cooler. Make sure you check the fit...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,077
Posted By rapid_ascent
Steve, You mention Garmin setup. Which parts are...

Steve,

You mention Garmin setup. Which parts are you referring to? I might be interested in those parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By rapid_ascent
There was actually article where they used a...

There was actually article where they used a particle counter to test different materials and certain shop towels performed very well. Scott shop towels were not the best performers. It was the hydro...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thumbs up Great Titan Support

JB, thanks for all of your support. Iím afraid Iím an aircraft engine newby and its been very helpful.

JB may be cussing at the other end of the line but he never shows any side but great customer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By rapid_ascent
I saw an interesting article that said one of the...

I saw an interesting article that said one of the best materials to make you mask out of is hydro spun shop towels.

I thought I'd mention that since its kinda related in keeping with the group.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rapid_ascent
I was able to get the fitting installed during my...

I was able to get the fitting installed during my "work from home" today.

I did have to grind the outside edge of the wrench to allow me to get the full rotation of the fitting. Reaching in from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
I received my 0.75" oil filter spacer. I did a...

I received my 0.75" oil filter spacer. I did a test mount of the 0.75" spacer and now everything looks like it should clear. I'm ready to finish up mounting the new oil filter adapter. The adapter...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well the first step seems to have worked. This...

Well the first step seems to have worked.

This morning I went to HD aircraft supply and bought a $3.50 Husky 7/16" wrench. A few minutes with a mill file and now I have a wrench for the body of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rapid_ascent
The engine isnít installed yet. Itís still bolted...

The engine isnít installed yet. Itís still bolted to the pallet so I have good access to the rear of the engine. Iím trying to do some engine prep so that itís ready to mount. Fuel pump fittings are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rapid_ascent
I do have metric wrenches, but I think 12mm is...

I do have metric wrenches, but I think 12mm is going to be too big. It will probably mangle the fitting.

I was wondering though if I could somehow modify a 7/16" wrench to make it a little wider....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By rapid_ascent
Oil Restrictor Fitting Install

This afternoon I tried to install my VA-128 45 degree fitting into the port on my Titan IOX-370. I think this is very similar to the standard IO-360 location.

The first problem I had was removing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By rapid_ascent
Iíll take a closer look at them. Higher pressure...

Iíll take a closer look at them. Higher pressure is relative, but I get the idea.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By rapid_ascent
Main Tire Tube Creases

I recently unpacked the tubes for my main tires. They were folded all neatly in the kit. When I unfolded the tubes I noticed that they both had creases near the valve area. I then inflated the tubes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can get Solidworks for free through the EAA....

You can get Solidworks for free through the EAA. Search for the download.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought a box of the fine line blue markers on...

I bought a box of the fine line blue markers on Amazon. I can still never find one when I need one.:D

I tried red and black, but the blue for me is the best choice. Itís the most visible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rapid_ascent
See if you can find a 2" punch.

See if you can find a 2" punch.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By rapid_ascent
What compression ratio do you have? I have some...

What compression ratio do you have? I have some notes from JB at Titan on the timing or at least how they set it at the factory, but it is different for the different CRs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-15-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well I hope so because I have the same...

Well I hope so because I have the same configuration brand new in the crate sitting in my hangar.

Are you sure you have the timing set correctly?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mark, This is great information. Thanks for you...

Mark,

This is great information. Thanks for you information. I suspected you had the 3/4" extension since you didn't mention adding the extension kit to alternator which would have been required for...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By rapid_ascent
For better or worse I put a stainless pull rivet...

For better or worse I put a stainless pull rivet in from the aft side.
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By rapid_ascent
Randy, My new Titan engine included that hose so...

Randy,

My new Titan engine included that hose so it seems that you should have gotten it with the engine. Having said that if you are installing the red cube and depending on where in your fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
Walt, i’m starting to think that is what I’m...

Walt, i’m starting to think that is what I’m going to have to do too.

Mark, do you know the spacer length? There seems to be 3 standard lengths. I think it’s .75”, 1.4” and 2.5”. I pretty sure as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
The adapter that came on the engine is a right...

The adapter that came on the engine is a right angle adapter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well... No comments. How about if I make the...

Well... No comments.

How about if I make the question more generic. Does anyone have any experience with the interference between the standby alternator and their oil filter adapter?

After talking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapid_ascent
BC410 Standby Alternator w/ Titan IO-370

Has anyone used a BC410 standby alternator with an IO-370? It appears that the longer oil filter adapter may interfere with the alternator. I'm curious if anyone has worked through this issue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By rapid_ascent
I currently have a 0.008Ē restrictor that I...

I currently have a 0.008Ē restrictor that I bought from Mcmaster. Is the group thinking that I should drill that out to 0.040Ē? It would be relatively easy to do at the moment. My plan is to use the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By rapid_ascent
Allen, from what I remember, and I could have it...

Allen, from what I remember, and I could have it wrong. I thought you were supposed to start by clamping to the bulkhead. Then the forward attach plate is positioned. Iím not quite at that point yet,...
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