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Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,001
Posted By sf3543
Exercoupeguy...in order to do the SB inspection...

Exercoupeguy...in order to do the SB inspection the Stabilator needs to be removed and parts disassembled in order to inspect for cracks...according to the SB.
Things you need to know...
For SLSA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,428
Posted By sf3543
Seems to me that the Carb Heat, as installed on...

Seems to me that the Carb Heat, as installed on the typical RV, would do the same thing as the alternate air door in the event of the plastic bag scenario.
Although the alternate door would provide...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By sf3543
Kevin I also used the 601K-1 recess and it works...

Kevin
I also used the 601K-1 recess and it works fine without being modified.
The engine is an O-320-D1A with the angled oil filter adapter and MT governor using VAN's bracket. The bracket needed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By sf3543
it depends on your preference

I prefer back riveting, especially if your helper is inexperienced. All they have to do is put in a rivet and place the bucking bar over it while you back rivet. I think it also leaves a better...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By sf3543
Cross wind on that big tail will do that

Cross wind on that big tail will do that
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By sf3543
Bruce Bohannons flying tiger was an RV4 converted...

Bruce Bohannons flying tiger was an RV4 converted to a single seat.
Along with a bunch of other mods for his record setting attempts.

Ha. Greg beat me to it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By sf3543
Cleco the skin on and see if you can take it...

Cleco the skin on and see if you can take it apart and reassemble it again.
Make believe you are on your back on the floor and reaching up into the wing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,282
Posted By sf3543
I prefer the parallel valve 180hp with fuel...

I prefer the parallel valve 180hp with fuel injection. Add a Hartzell blended airfoil prop and you can’t go wrong. Maybe send off the cylinders to Lycon or someone to hop them up if you want some of...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,692
Posted By sf3543
Same advice for slow build versus QB. Get the 3x...

Same advice for slow build versus QB.
Get the 3x rivet gun unless you can borrow one for the larger rivets.
You don’t need all the tools right away. Get started with the minimum if you want and get...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,692
Posted By sf3543
All the previous comments are good advice

After numerous builds, my tool preferences have changed.
I built my first RV with basic tools and everything worked out fine.
However, preferences have changed as follows and I offer a few things to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By sf3543
I just go to the hardware store and get nylon...

I just go to the hardware store and get nylon bushings with the correct OD and ID and use them. No issues over hundreds of hours, cheap and easy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By sf3543
If you aren’t that versed in using the ohm meter,...

If you aren’t that versed in using the ohm meter, just get a resistor in the range you want to test for and ohm it out with your meter before you test your plug.
Any resistor in the 1k to 5k ohm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,266
Posted By sf3543
Winter blend MOGAS on a warm day, or with a hot...

Winter blend MOGAS on a warm day, or with a hot engine bay, can cause the symptoms you are seeing. (Or could be a fuel line getting hot from the exhaust pipe, or whatever, causing the gas to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By sf3543
Do a google search on MIL-STD-40007-Everyspec and...

Do a google search on MIL-STD-40007-Everyspec and look at the pdf. It will list all of the limits for driven rivets.
I think you will find that some of your rivets are within tolerance and would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,198
Posted By sf3543
Luckily for me my RV3 is almost done and I have...

Luckily for me my RV3 is almost done and I have all the parts already purchased.
In my opinion, most of the parts from VANs are the basic aluminum pieces that can be fabricated by just about anyone...
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By sf3543
I also use west systems epoxy to close and seal...

I also use west systems epoxy to close and seal the cowling.
After that, I paint on a couple coats of Diamond Brite aluminum paint.
It creates a nice oil and fuel proof surface and since it has a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By sf3543
FWIW

I had the same problem a while back and ended up going to the local hardware store and buying the shortest bolt with that thread they had.
I just cut off the extra length, drilled a hole in the head...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sf3543
I had the same issue

Just installed countersunk screws and everything worked out fine.
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,041
Posted By sf3543
Be aware that there are some states that require...

Be aware that there are some states that require some form of insurance for GA aircraft.
Texas and it's surrounding states do not have any requirements.
MI and OR are states that require liability...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By sf3543
I have also used MoGas in an RV-6 that I built...

I have also used MoGas in an RV-6 that I built with the same engine. It was sold over seas about 2001 or so and went to the UK. (HMMM)
Anyway, I ran high octane ethanol free car gas in it all the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By sf3543
Smile QB is GOOD!!!

Starting off at Jay's workshop is a great way to get started, especially if this is a first time build for you.
In my opinion, the way to go is definitely with a QB kit for both wings and fuselage....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By sf3543
This happened on a plane i was working on...

This happened on a plane i was working on recently. After a new install, it kept going off every 20 minutes or so. In trouble shooing we isolared the audio alarm module from the system and finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By sf3543
Another mthod

I typically scribe a line into the sheet with a steel scribe
Then trim as close as possible using your preferred method.
At that point i take a heavy grit two foot long perma grit sanding block and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By sf3543
If it's a master solenoid, one of the large...

If it's a master solenoid, one of the large terminals will be marked BAT
Using some wire and a 12 volt source, (assuming this is for a 12v system) such as a battery, apply 12v plus to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By sf3543
I did it

On my rv6 I changed from a fp sensenich to CS Hartzell.
I needed to add the firewall box from Van's for the governor and control cable to fit. Don't forget about adding the prop control.
Verify you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,788
Posted By sf3543
You could also verify that the plug for the...

You could also verify that the plug for the primer inlet is still there. I have seen that missing before.
Also, check for cracks between the spark plug holes and verify the injector is tight.
You...
Forum: RV-3 07-11-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By sf3543
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: RV-3 07-11-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By sf3543
Dipstick tube too long!

I am finally to the point where I am getting ready to fit the cowling and I have put off getting a shorter dipstick tube, assuming it wouldn't be a problem. Well, not so.
I currently have the AEL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,950
Posted By sf3543
An A&P has had training in aircraft systems,...

An A&P has had training in aircraft systems, building and repair practices, inspection methods and has had plenty Of practical experience in all of the above. He has to prove that through written,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By sf3543
I have several of those indicators new and unused...

I have several of those indicators new and unused if you are interested
Just let me know
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By sf3543
Thanks for the quick response. I measured and it...

Thanks for the quick response.
I measured and it is the 5/8 x 18 thread.
O'Reilly's auto parts sells an inverted flare 3/8" plug as well so now I have several options.
I like the shortened bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By sf3543
Need help finding a part

I was installing the systems onto the ECI O-320-D1A engine in my 3B build and noticed an open port on the angled oil filter adapter that I hadn't addressed yet.
It is the hole next to the vernatherm....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By sf3543
First you need to address the damaged area by...

First you need to address the damaged area by grinding away some of the damage to get clean edges and create a scarfed edge, at least partially, for the new fg to adhere to.
Then cover the...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By sf3543
I purchased new bearings for my RV12 from A&W...

I purchased new bearings for my RV12 from A&W Bearings in Dallas, TX.
Just give them the part number stamped on the old bearing and they will fix you up. Do a google search on them to get their...
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By sf3543
JB Weld works great also. Scuff both mating...

JB Weld works great also. Scuff both mating surfaces for a better mechanical grip.
It held naca vents on my RV6 for 900 hrs until I sold it and nary a crack.
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,973
Posted By sf3543
Just as a point of interest

I noticed that my oil temps were going up rather quickly last summer, just after I re pitched my prop to a more coarse setting. After checking out a list of possible causes, I repitched the prop back...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,978
Posted By sf3543
FYI

Rotax has a service instruction, SI-912-022, which is a cancellation of the five year replacement requirement for fuel hoses, for a lot of the 912 engines, since they came from the factory with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf3543
RV7aflyr...interesting that you have had problems...

RV7aflyr...interesting that you have had problems with those female connectors. Not to disagree with you but, I have used them many times and have never had issues. I have sourced them from several...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,826
Posted By sf3543
To get a better bond, just bond something to the...

To get a better bond, just bond something to the back of the mirror that is the size of the entire mirror, then bond it to the pvc and It will hold better. Doing this you are contacting a much larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf3543
I'm not really sure what you are trying to do,...

I'm not really sure what you are trying to do, but B&C sells a "D-Sub Connector, Standoff, Female, Hex (Pair)" for 75 cents. These screw on to the back shell mount screws, effectively turning a male...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By sf3543
I would leave everything as is and just sand down...

I would leave everything as is and just sand down where you have shown the red lines at the top of the bottom cowl. You won't have to redo any rivets.
Then just trim the top piece so it comes down to...
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 173,166
Posted By sf3543
Gave up on Navworx

I ordered one of the Navwork EXP units last August, and like everyone else, never got it. After months of no email or telephone responses to my queries, I was really glad that I purchased it on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By sf3543
I just happened to talk to grt about this...

I just happened to talk to grt about this yesterday. The pitch angle is critical and should match the AHRS as closely as possible. However, the roll angle is not critical and it can be mounted right...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,431
Posted By sf3543
pre-squeeze!

If the hole is slightly enlarged but not big enough for the next size, you might try pre-squeezing a rivet.
Just take the next size longer rivet, if necessary, and just squeeze it in your squeezer a...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,407
Posted By sf3543
I just put a regular LP4-3 rivet in it. It is as...

I just put a regular LP4-3 rivet in it.
It is as water tight as the rest of the wing.
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,838
Posted By sf3543
Just put a piece of masking tape over the tip and...

Just put a piece of masking tape over the tip and there won't be any more marring. Maybe two pieces of tape and you won't have to replace it as often.
Just put the tape on the nose of the puller and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,743
Posted By sf3543
What I would do

I have fixed this type of issue before. What I do is remove the fairing. Put packing tape on the HS stab as a release. Cut a bunch of fiberglass strips to fit under the raised area. Wet out the...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,751
Posted By sf3543
To keep it from causing cracks at the ends of the...

To keep it from causing cracks at the ends of the added angles, the angles should be attached to the two bulkheads at each end. A joggle to lap over the flange at an existing rivet or a 90 bend and...
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,986
Posted By sf3543
I dont remember how many solid rivets are used on...

I dont remember how many solid rivets are used on the metal airframe, but it didnt seem like very many. However, there are quite a few on the fiberglass cowling, to rivet on the hinges, and some on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 30,369
Posted By sf3543
Unfortunately...

The poor workmanship shown at the beginning of this post, at least in my opinion, is not all that uncommon.
Having been a Tech Counselor for over 15 years, I have seen a few builds that needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,397
Posted By sf3543
This will probably become clearer as we get...

This will probably become clearer as we get closer to the May 1 date, but wanted to get an opinion here.
If you had a third class medical May 1, 2015, does that count toward the required physician...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,206
Posted By sf3543
I have also had to do this. First tape off the...

I have also had to do this.
First tape off the good paint so you dont damage it. Blue painters tape or black elevtrical tape both work well for this
You can try the alcohol first. I always start with...
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,583
Posted By sf3543
I have bonded stiffeners and NACA ducts to the...

I have bonded stiffeners and NACA ducts to the fuselages of several RVs that i have built with no issues. I dont see why it wouldnt work here. I installed the same kit to my RV12 before paint but if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,785
Posted By sf3543
Just make a spacer to go between the weight and...

Just make a spacer to go between the weight and the skin
You can use a piece of .032 scrap and dimple the two holes to make a single spacer, like a big washer to move the weight in. Or use two pieces...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 638
Posted By sf3543
ECI O-320 question

Anybody know the thread size for the oil squirter holes inside the case.
I cant find it in ECIs documentation.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,835
Posted By sf3543
If it were mine.....

I would get between the two pieces with some fine sand paper to roughen up the surfaces and use JB Weld to bond them together. Making sure to fill the hole. Use a paint stir stick, covered with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,132
Posted By sf3543
I have used Partain

Several times to deliver projects. One was from northern Arizona to east Texas. It ended up being several hundred dollars cheaper than getting there, renting a truck and paying for fuel and expenses....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,158
Posted By sf3543
Just get a piece of paper or poster board and lay...

Just get a piece of paper or poster board and lay it over the holes. Punch the holes out wih clecos into the nut plates, remove the clecos and use the paper as a template to transfer the holes to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By sf3543
Smile I tried Roys method of turning off and back on....

I tried Roys method of turning off and back on. Success!
Eventually i will put in a new battery but for now i can live wth that
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I may try the EOW software update...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By sf3543
Thanks for the responses. Looks like another...

Thanks for the responses.
Looks like another project!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By sf3543
Van sells that part

It is: F OVERFLOW PLUG 1/8". Price = $10.70
However, i would not reinstall it as yours currently is.
The part comes with a copper tube, just like yours, but i would simply slide some flexible tubing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By sf3543
Garmin 296 woes

I recently bought a plane with a 296 and it seems to work fine except for one major issue. It will not find the correct date and year, even with solid sat receptions. It tracks great and everything...
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