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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
Thanks for sharing that.

Thanks for sharing that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
yes. i often have very rough running for 10-15...

yes. i often have very rough running for 10-15 seconds iif i over prime, due to plug fouling. i ifeel probe issue is more likely though
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
certainly have and most report the issue at take...

certainly have and most report the issue at take off and climb after a cold start and not at idle immediately after a start. I believe that the tight clearance, causing the morning sickness, causes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By lr172
Interested. Pm sent

Interested. Pm sent
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By lr172
No way on my new prop. Used may b a tad looser,...

No way on my new prop. Used may b a tad looser, but doubtful yuo could do it without leverage. I just used a paddeed clamp and a 2X4. Worked fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,111
Posted By lr172
+1 The only thing that tefzel provides over PVC...

+1

The only thing that tefzel provides over PVC is a higher melting point and somewhat less fumes, as well as being somewhat less noxious, during melting. The benefit is better surviveability when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,111
Posted By lr172
The fact that you see this on 60 year old planes...

The fact that you see this on 60 year old planes would seem to indicate that, while unsightly, it doesn't represent an accident waiting to happen nor un-airworthy. I agree that it is not the way...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
Either the cylinder wasn't firing and the probe...

Either the cylinder wasn't firing and the probe had an issue. It is possible that the plugs fouled from being overly rich during the start and took a minute to clear up before they could begin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By lr172
I tend to lay out sharp lines with sharpies and...

I tend to lay out sharp lines with sharpies and use a cut off wheel to get close and a file to finish the cut. Takes a while, but able to get very straight, clean lines. You want a file with one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By lr172
It is in an SB somewhere. They recommend...

It is in an SB somewhere. They recommend checking valve guide clearance via the “wobble test” every 500 hours. It is not in the manual
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By lr172
Thanks for catching that. Composed my thoughts...

Thanks for catching that. Composed my thoughts too quickly

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By lr172
The pin only goes in when #1 is TDC on the...

The pin only goes in when #1 is TDC on the compression stroke. Much easier to pull the mag, put #1 at TDC on compression (markings on ring gear), put pin in mag per instructions, install mag and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By lr172
A smooth moving valve in the guide when cold is...

A smooth moving valve in the guide when cold is not a negative indication of a sticking valve issue. You need to perform the wobble test to determine the valve/valve guide clearance. THey typically...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By lr172
First, installing the injector without clocking...

First, installing the injector without clocking the bleed will have no impact on running performance, only how/if fuel bleed out on shut down. Second, Lycoming requires a 500 hour check for tight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By lr172
I have a similar setup that I would like to sell....

I have a similar setup that I would like to sell. PM me if still interested.
L
Larry
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,445
Posted By lr172
Pretty sure that Charlie airspace has...

Pretty sure that Charlie airspace has requirements as well. There is no Mode C ring around the C airspace, though it may be required (I forget).

Larry
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-07-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By lr172
still interested in the seats, but haven't heard...

still interested in the seats, but haven't heard back from my PM's.


Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By lr172
Looking for Scales in Chicago

My plan was to borrow our tech counselors scales, but didn't get finished before he moved away. Does anyone know where I can borrow a set of scales in the Chicago area?

Larry
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By lr172
Agreed, SS is no more likely to run than clear. ...

Agreed, SS is no more likely to run than clear. However, clear coat is easily repairable, especially compared to SS. Therefore a better choice for a novice. Hence my recommendation. If a novice...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By lr172
While I believe Single stage is a good option for...

While I believe Single stage is a good option for weight reduction and chip resistance, I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner. Runs are a reality for novice painters and SS is basicly clear coat in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,196
Posted By lr172
Not sure, but my guess is that the weldon is...

Not sure, but my guess is that the weldon is expanding as it drys / cures. Try filling the hole with epoxy or clear silicone .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By lr172
That top port is fine, as it is part off the...

That top port is fine, as it is part off the inlet/filter chamber. You can also drill and tap the other side of the filter chamber/inlet. It is designed to allow fuel inlet from either side. One...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By lr172
Thanks for sharing!! I am a few weeks from...

Thanks for sharing!! I am a few weeks from needing to make one and yours is a great reference/starting point.

Larry
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-02-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By lr172
I will take it if still available. PM me and I...

I will take it if still available. PM me and I will send money via your desired method.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By lr172
It's not a restriction, just not overly accurate...

It's not a restriction, just not overly accurate sensors. Most are built for EFI systems that don't require tight tolerences (being off an inch is pretty common). You need to do some math to...
Forum: Propellers 10-01-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By lr172
while your approach will be fine for the prop...

while your approach will be fine for the prop torque, I would be a bit concerned that the spinner plate will have too much freedom of movement. I have had various cracking issues and thrown screws...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By lr172
Your symptoms with a warm engine would make an...

Your symptoms with a warm engine would make an injetor more likely. However, a blocked injector shouldn't show blue dye, as the blockage is usually in the smaller, first orrifice. You may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By lr172
I believe it is much safer to leave the battery...

I believe it is much safer to leave the battery in the circuit and put a charger on it. Once the battery is floating, the charger is providing all of the power. The benefit is the battery is there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By lr172
75 RPM drop is significant, so it likely lost...

75 RPM drop is significant, so it likely lost efficiency in that cylinder. I would expect a greater drop if it stopped firing. The fact that it only occurs when cold would point to a sticking exh...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By lr172
Not a good idea. As the hole gets bigger, you...

Not a good idea. As the hole gets bigger, you lose the pilot hole and the cutter will drift. This will create problems when you attach the tank to the wing. If you're committed to this approach,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By lr172
I used small fuses that look like resistors...

I used small fuses that look like resistors (forget what they are called) and solder them in line with the wiring, then cover with shrink wrap. This is not something that I would expect to change...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By lr172
You should be VERY cautious with someone who says...

You should be VERY cautious with someone who says they can paint a plane in a day! Best to run, not walk from that. MAYBE you could spray it in one day fully assembled, but paint is ALL about the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By lr172
It is possible that a thicker oil is causing the...

It is possible that a thicker oil is causing the higher pressure, if the issue truly arose at an oil change. I suspect that will be tough to determine, given the issues with your previous sensor. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By lr172
No. That is not a pressure relief, just a bypass...

No. That is not a pressure relief, just a bypass in case the filter gets clogged. It won't affect the pressure downstream from the filter. As Bob mentioned, 90 PSI is not, in it's self, a bad...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By lr172
This would seem to imply that the relief can shed...

This would seem to imply that the relief can shed an adequate amount of flow at lower volumes, but not at higher volumes. Pump volume increases with RPM and the ball must come progressively further...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 551,760
Posted By lr172
No paint booth. I almost made one, but was...

No paint booth. I almost made one, but was concerned about the fan pulling in the plastic, as well as the static issues related to plastic, not to mention building a door. I just put tarps over the...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 551,760
Posted By lr172
With the engine and nose gear on, I only have...

With the engine and nose gear on, I only have about 1" of clearance in the front and back in the garage. Not enough room to maneuver for painting.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By lr172
+1 I attached the bracket per plan. Just cut...

+1

I attached the bracket per plan. Just cut the side and bottom part of the seal to fit the bracket. As long as the bulb portion remains untouched, it will seal nicely.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 551,760
Posted By lr172
It has been a while since I posted something...

It has been a while since I posted something about my 10 build. Here is a pic of the project in it's current state. Sprayed the wings today and have only one more painting session for wingtips and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By lr172
Depends on prop. A CS turns more RPM, therefore...

Depends on prop. A CS turns more RPM, therefore more HP and therefore more fuel. TO flow is quite low for me with an FP, under 13 and I climb at 2500 and 13 ish GPH. I shoot for best power...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,775
Posted By lr172
Depending how long you plan to keep the fuse on...

Depending how long you plan to keep the fuse on the dolly, this type of stand will be quite limiting. I spent a decent amount of time inside my fuse and this type of stand will only allow you to...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By lr172
In addition to the other comments, be sure the...

In addition to the other comments, be sure the door is sitting where it should be when drilling holes for clecos. The marks on my doors were off and one door ended up 1/4" - 1/2" off and it required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By lr172
Do not buy the low cost version (ACS, I think)...

Do not buy the low cost version (ACS, I think) from Spruce. Very poor quality.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By lr172
a tad too late here. Should be doing the last...

a tad too late here. Should be doing the last two sets of spraying this weekend adn early next week. Happy to answer questions though,

Larry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By lr172
all sensors, except oil pressure, can be tweaked...

all sensors, except oil pressure, can be tweaked to work but will require some knowledge and math.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By lr172
You absolutely want to know about other types of...

You absolutely want to know about other types of metal, such as aluminum and bronze.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By lr172
Depending upon how large a “glint” is, doesn’t...

Depending upon how large a “glint” is, doesn’t seem out of the ordinary for a new engine. Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By lr172
Good point. I have only had exhaust leaks on my...

Good point. I have only had exhaust leaks on my high performance engines and they run much richer than most.

Larry
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By lr172
I put in 4 and used maybe 1 and 1/2 or less. ...

I put in 4 and used maybe 1 and 1/2 or less. However, my 3 - 1/4" air lines were routed separately. I would not do less than 2, as the battery cable is pretty thick. If you go with a dedicated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By lr172
Typical signs of exhaust leak are a matte, dark...

Typical signs of exhaust leak are a matte, dark black staining/coating. Rust is something different.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lr172
Do not use spot putty or any non-catalyzed...

Do not use spot putty or any non-catalyzed product. Otherwise it will trap solvents and you will get solvent pop. Looks like tiny pimples in the paint, the first time you take it in the sun.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By lr172
It's been a while, but I dont think you can get a...

It's been a while, but I dont think you can get a 90 fitting to spin on. You'll need the special cap with the right threads for the accy on one side and an AN on the other side. Most AN fittings...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lr172
You may be right, but I doubt it. I have sanded...

You may be right, but I doubt it. I have sanded quite a bit of it and it sands just like gel coat and nothing like thickened epoxy.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lr172
Pretty sure that is not the case. It is gel coat...

Pretty sure that is not the case. It is gel coat and they are typically a 2K polyester, possibly a urethane.

Larry
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lr172
+1 I was very disappointed in these parts. ...

+1

I was very disappointed in these parts. After sanding, the gelcoat had no pinholes. However, the gel coat was too thin. After spraying primer, 1000s of pinholes appeared, as the gel coat was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By lr172
I used the port on my 320. Just use a 90* hose...

I used the port on my 320. Just use a 90* hose end. Fits fine. Heat and a breaker bar should help get the plug out.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By lr172
Assuming you will be using a vernatherm, yes you...

Assuming you will be using a vernatherm, yes you can use #2 as you cooler output. 1 and 2 terminate the oil pump feed channel. However, #2 is a straight thread opening and it looks like an NPT...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By lr172
given the non-adjustable relief, I am assuming...

given the non-adjustable relief, I am assuming you have a cage for the ball. You sure that the cage is not bent or have a nick, giving the ball challenges getting back on the seat, assuming it is...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,535
Posted By lr172
I tied a string to the end of the float and used...

I tied a string to the end of the float and used that to insure that the float hit the top and bottom of the tank when held in position.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,599
Posted By lr172
Next time bring along a buddy who works on cars. ...

Next time bring along a buddy who works on cars. Burning oil has a pretty unique smell and will be easily identified by someone familiar with it.

Larry
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By lr172
Sure, a restrictor will eliminate the...

Sure, a restrictor will eliminate the oscillations, which are typically only a couple of inches. The OP is getting no reading, not oscillations and therefore the fix for him is not a restrictor. a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By lr172
Yes. How lng depends on how much debris was left...

Yes. How lng depends on how much debris was left in your tank during the build. I put a valve on mine when i was draining for tank calibration. Have no problema since. As don mentioned, you need...
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