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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By bret
lots of issues that you need to prioritize,...

lots of issues that you need to prioritize, engine cooling, brake leaks, imbalanced flight due to miss rigged gear fairings. For me it was the engine cooling factor with piston sprayers and 200 HP,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By bret
Good catch, but I still needed to keep the facts...

Good catch, but I still needed to keep the facts in place to accurately describe the chain of events as they unfolded. I originally posted this on FB for family and they thought the same thing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By bret
True if you are using those lead anchor batteries...

True if you are using those lead anchor batteries :rolleyes: the primary is 4.9 Lbs and backup 20 AH is 7.7 Lbs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By bret
Well, just sharing an experience driving home...

Well, just sharing an experience driving home that was related to my emergency procedures as far as load shedding, in the plane, I do have an Earth X battery that will run the essentials for an hour,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By bret
Altinator failure

So there I was 30 miles to go navigating through the rain and wind trying to get home, then a battery warning light comes on, O **** I knew instantly I had to take action and start load shedding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By bret
Question about Va

So, as it relates to aerobatics, and I see most doing them above Va, what are the guidelines folks are using? under acrobatic weight? and under the max G load limit? I can see where this makes sense...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By bret
That's good practice I say! no one got chopped in...

That's good practice I say! no one got chopped in half by the prop so all good! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By bret
Infinity stick start user here also, love it...

Infinity stick start user here also, love it there, but I do have a switch that kills it if need be.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By bret
https://i.imgur.com/gJeVaLZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gJeVaLZ.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By bret
The angle goes under the bend, not the area near...

The angle goes under the bend, not the area near the fuse skin. worked out nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By bret
I am only guessing but it sounds like the lights...

I am only guessing but it sounds like the lights and pitot are grounded at the wing and not a return wire to a common ground, so in this case, find where they grounded the firewall to the battery and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By bret
Is there a separate ground for the engine to...

Is there a separate ground for the engine to firewall besides the battery to engine case or starter, and is a common ground used, like a forest O tabs ?
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By bret
I stand corrected, I was pointing out your...

I stand corrected, I was pointing out your statement on post 22 specifically the word rarely the cause, but it is those few that get my attention more than the out of gas situation, we know what...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By bret
Maybe true, for most, but what about all those...

Maybe true, for most, but what about all those eye witnesses that describe parts of the aircraft falling off separately from the aircraft before the crash?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By bret
the missing bolts for the SB go in the vertical...

the missing bolts for the SB go in the vertical spacer block on the R.

https://i.imgur.com/lYPFldV.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By bret
A large A&P bill every year. :D

A large A&P bill every year. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By bret
Wing Bolts

With the recent loss of another fellow RVer I am saddened and somewhat concerned. I would invite respectful conversation on the subject and cautious not to speculate. I'm sure I am not the only one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By bret
In extreme and rare cases where oil is introduced...

In extreme and rare cases where oil is introduced to the top of the piston via worn valve guide or rings, compression ignition can occur, think how fuel oil is auto ignited in a diesel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By bret
I once had a conversation about oil with an oil...

I once had a conversation about oil with an oil guy, I asked about the multi weight oil, he had a very educated complex explanation but the one part I remember is that with a multi weight oil, you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By bret
Depends on what grip you install and how close to...

Depends on what grip you install and how close to the plans you are on the aileron stops, I did the Infinity grips also and cut a lot off to clear the stock panel, I would wait. also I heard it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By bret
Thanks to everyone that answered directly or...

Thanks to everyone that answered directly or indirectly all my dumb questions to help me build an airplane, and to the DR for this wonderful site! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,023
Posted By bret
If the rings are not sealing well, you could have...

If the rings are not sealing well, you could have some excessive crankcase pressure, you can install this kit and create a vacuum and stop minor engine running oil leaks, I also installed the oil...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-01-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,050
Posted By bret
This is so sad on so many levels, prayers to the...

This is so sad on so many levels, prayers to the family of these two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By bret
Unless you are working in an unheated area, Then...

Unless you are working in an unheated area, Then the 500 Watt halogen lamp is your best friend :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 571,890
Posted By bret
Nice paint.

Nice paint.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By bret
Hu...and most people have an issue with no wet...

Hu...and most people have an issue with no wet compass. But Sir, I DO have a magnet direction indicator, see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By bret
Yip, I made this mistake, the tire will move fore...

Yip, I made this mistake, the tire will move fore and aft about 3/8" Not good, had to barrow that special reamer and buy the special NAS bolts, but now they are tight with no movement. I think there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By bret
I second the JD Air vents, they have the screen...

I second the JD Air vents, they have the screen and a secondary hole incase the ram air screen gets blocked. Nice anodized aluminum and aerodynamic. I did the coils in the wing root and must always...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,887
Posted By bret
I just replaced a broken piston ring on my 360,...

I just replaced a broken piston ring on my 360, removed the ring and reassembled in the bore and measured the ring end gap thinking a ring end butt condition may have happened but the specs came out...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,887
Posted By bret
On post 102 can you explain the photos, trying to...

On post 102 can you explain the photos, trying to learn something here, if photo 3 is normal combustion at 40 FPS and photo 23 is detonation at 6,800 FPS, are we to compare the ripple length or...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,887
Posted By bret
Your last part is where I agree with you, in post...

Your last part is where I agree with you, in post 88 I was thinking the same thing, one plug not firing, end gasses detonating opposite the firing plug. detonation can happen after one plug firing....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By bret
Nice write up!

Nice write up!
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By bret
Used these also on the build, got the CAT kit,...

Used these also on the build, got the CAT kit, crimper is spendy but fully adjustable for different Ga wire.
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,887
Posted By bret
Did I read that there was an ignition failure on...

Did I read that there was an ignition failure on one plug? if not, skip the rest of this but here is a theory from a HS grad with no formal training, so here is my uneducated guess, So everything is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,043
Posted By bret
Hum....tough one....I heard of a story once......

Hum....tough one....I heard of a story once... :rolleyes: a particular engine had engine problems and they thought it need a rebuild and later found out that a couple pushrods were too short.........
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By bret
Was that staged or you just caught the kids being...

Was that staged or you just caught the kids being normal? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By bret
Thanks Tom, if I ever do this again I will have...

Thanks Tom, if I ever do this again I will have you make my lines, it was way more work than I anticipated.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By bret
Supposed to? as in certified aircraft? Never...

Supposed to? as in certified aircraft? Never thought about the certified aspect of the control location, only what felt right for me. If I ever sell I guess they can drill a hole and put it where...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By bret
EFII install

Just having fun on the laptop, for entertainment and not meant for instruction, new parts on an old engine. I was trying to document the build but got overwhelmed when I discovered there are over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By bret
I'm no expert, but I would keep the pushrod area...

I'm no expert, but I would keep the pushrod area clean of everything and only have the flight control push pull tubes running in there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,852
Posted By bret
Well.......if....the lower explosive limit LEL of...

Well.......if....the lower explosive limit LEL of 1.2 and the upper explosive limit UEL of 7.1 of gasoline ever present themselves with the other two elements to support BOOM! stuff we have a...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,097
Posted By bret
I installed a 20 AH back up battery, if I get a...

I installed a 20 AH back up battery, if I get a primary EarthX battery problem or alternator problem, I shut down the field, then Aux battery On and then master Off. This gives me theoretically 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,852
Posted By bret
Wait....is this the same theory that you can...

Wait....is this the same theory that you can throw a lit cigarette into a bowl of gasoline and it will not ignite?.......most of the time? :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By bret
From airframe built to completing the other 90%...

From airframe built to completing the other 90% was 1.5 years, the challenges were, working fulltime with a 2 hr. commute, financing the expensive stuff, and balancing the build time to complete the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 1,416,110
Posted By bret
Do they mix alcohol with the gasoline down under?...

Do they mix alcohol with the gasoline down under? up here 10 percent is normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By bret
If the FAA does not recognize a certified engine...

If the FAA does not recognize a certified engine on an Experimental, why do they allow for a 25 hour phase one test period when a ( certified engine and prop ) are hung?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 1,416,110
Posted By bret
Just wanted to do an update and add data on the...

Just wanted to do an update and add data on the green Loctite trick, over one year with fuel in the tanks and no problems yet, the paint was mechanical etch with maroon scotch bright pads, epoxy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By bret
Buying or building? if building I pick the 7, if...

Buying or building? if building I pick the 7, if buying on a budget the 6. I think you can find a 6 cheaper than the cost to build one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By bret
Sounds like low fuel flow? 250 on oil temp? my...

Sounds like low fuel flow? 250 on oil temp? my red line take action is 230. are all EGTs equal when it starts to run rough?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By bret
I spent all my money building an airplane and use...

I spent all my money building an airplane and use my 25 YO David Clark, works for me, afraid to try one of these fancy new sets, still trying to get out of dept. :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,562
Posted By bret
Are these the same plug wires with all these...

Are these the same plug wires with all these changes, a leaner mixture requires more current to jump at the plug and ignite the mixture and a weak wire will not deliver the current to spark at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By bret
For years during the build I kept hearing about...

For years during the build I kept hearing about people drilling holes in their fingers, I was like, what the heck are these guys doing? until I got to the gear leg fairings and then I finally joined...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By bret
Very easy to work with, told him what I wanted,...

Very easy to work with, told him what I wanted, he emailed me a drawing, I approved, then I ordered material to be drop shipped to him and wham O all done perfect!
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By bret
After doing the HS mod and drilling it all apart,...

After doing the HS mod and drilling it all apart, I measured the rivets and holes they came out of, each hole was expanded by .010 to .015 larger from the rivet set processes, so even if you do get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By bret
I agree, I would say that climb rates are more...

I agree, I would say that climb rates are more about the time of year and temperature, more than what airframe.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By bret
a simple bosh relay may work? alt on the coil...

a simple bosh relay may work? alt on the coil side, NO or NC contacts to your signal input.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By bret
OR...aluminum, https://i.imgur.com/OItxSD3.jpg

OR...aluminum,
https://i.imgur.com/OItxSD3.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By bret
To expand on the above mentioned, per my example...

To expand on the above mentioned, per my example I was given 100 NM radius and there are transponder required areas in my Phase 1 area, and he also looked at my log book that had the transponder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By bret
Caution, is it something the FAA would enjoy...

Caution, is it something the FAA would enjoy watching also?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By bret
If it can it will?......with a RH thread on both...

If it can it will?......with a RH thread on both ends and installed with enough thread in the rod ends, the unit will bottom out on one end preventing the assembly from coming apart, however, with...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,807
Posted By bret
Back in the 80s no money but good times racing on...

Back in the 80s no money but good times racing on Ortega hwy 74 with those other performance cars, the look on their faces when the beater pinto went roaring by them :D...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By bret
Very clean, Nice!....................14 months?...

Very clean, Nice!....................14 months? Wow!
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