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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Larco
I have used electrical tape in layers while doing...

I have used electrical tape in layers while doing the fiberglass work necessary to finish several canopies. Started in 1995 and others as years went by. Whats up with not using electrical tape??
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-09-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Larco
+1 on Steve's recommendation, parking at KDMW was...

+1 on Steve's recommendation, parking at KDMW was a good experience for us. Good to know that our choice was good one. :-)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Larco
IIRC this guy does a lot of 3D printing and had...

IIRC this guy does a lot of 3D printing and had made some of the parts for the 10X. You might check it out. Steve Melton and he posts here a bunch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Larco
Absolutely and I will add that if you remove the...

Absolutely and I will add that if you remove the bearing from a wheel and sand the axle until the bearing slides on and off, easier than using the wheel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Larco
Replaced mine a few months back and found AFS and...

Replaced mine a few months back and found AFS and Dynon to offer the best price at the time.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Larco
FYI, The CI can be performed by an A&P. IA not...

FYI, The CI can be performed by an A&P. IA not necessary. This might open up more options?
Forum: Canada 07-02-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Larco
During our tour of Canada we landed and parked at...

During our tour of Canada we landed and parked at Rockcliffe for a few days. It was an easy taxi ride to town. We used flight following as Tom suggested and they were great to work with.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By Larco
Another idea for an oil warning light using Vans...

Another idea for an oil warning light using Vans switch.http://halie.com/obj.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Larco
Here are Vans instructions for the 14 which is...

Here are Vans instructions for the 14 which is basically the same procedure. DO NOT use MEK or Lacquer thinner on the PLEXI

http://vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm bottom of page
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Larco
Not sure if this is valid relating to the problem...

Not sure if this is valid relating to the problem but when I went from slicks to p-mags, AFS IIRC had me move the RPM wire for the Pmags to different pin on the 4500s than what was used for the slick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Larco
Flat bed tow truck seemed to work well

Flat bed tow truck seemed to work well
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By Larco
It is probably because no-one wants to spend 10s...

It is probably because no-one wants to spend 10s of thousands of dollars designing something unnecessary and never recoup their investment. This might be an opportunity for you to come with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Larco
Let the oil war begin. Popcorn going into the...

Let the oil war begin. Popcorn going into the popper. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Larco
Might consider when scuffing with scotchbrite to...

Might consider when scuffing with scotchbrite to use water like wet sanding to contain the aluminum dust. Scotchbright is the way to go and having done it dry and also with water, water is a heap...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-05-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Larco
NPT is National pipe thread so NO. This a...

NPT is National pipe thread so NO. This a straight thread which requires an adapter and crush washer. your gauge and sender might come with the necessary adapter. BYW, this location is for the oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By Larco
While it might not be the GA or sending unit. I...

While it might not be the GA or sending unit. I believe it would be prudent to verify such before tearing stuff apart. FWIW, being a retired mechanic for 50+ years that would be concidered proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Larco
FWIW, Some RV-7s have been built with the ports i...

FWIW, Some RV-7s have been built with the ports i bulkhead off to the front because of some confusion.The plans that came with the ports had 6 instructions on one side of the sheet and 7...
Forum: California 05-23-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Larco
And at some or maybe all airports in CA they...

And at some or maybe all airports in CA they charge you property tax on the hanger you RENT, was over 100 bucks a year some years ago, probably more now. I really miss the CA Bay area for the flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Larco
The Mag gets set as if you had 2 Mags. Forget...

The Mag gets set as if you had 2 Mags. Forget about the LS when setting the Mag timing. If it has an impulse coupling don't forget to pull the prop past the click before lining up the timing marks....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Larco
Is it the shadow or is the root fairing a...

Is it the shadow or is the root fairing a different radius than the fuel tank? It appears from the picture that it might fit the tank radius fine and you just need to rebend the root fairing to match...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Larco
Hi Greg, My take is, there are probably not many...

Hi Greg, My take is, there are probably not many people that upgraded because of the same issue as you have. Hopefully someone has them available. If not I would recommend google to find some salvage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Larco
I love it. They vibrate together. If the solid...

I love it. They vibrate together. If the solid line is hanging out there and not properly supported it most likely will fail. Each to his own. My comfort level requires an A/C quality flex line for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Larco
Maybe it's my eyes but is that a solid rigid pipe...

Maybe it's my eyes but is that a solid rigid pipe partially covered with firesleeve coming out of the fuel pump to somewhere?? If it is, would get rid of it. If my eyes are lying to me, I apologize.
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,075
Posted By Larco
Thanks for the explanation Bob

Thanks for the explanation Bob
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,075
Posted By Larco
Assuming that this ADSB tail light is based on...

Assuming that this ADSB tail light is based on wifi for transponder input, I wonder why so many are having to change from wifi to hard wiring the ECHO to the transponder and encoder for proper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By Larco
IIRC The governor isn't the issue. It is the...

IIRC The governor isn't the issue. It is the governor adapter which will accept the install of a variety of governors.
Superior sends out a hose for the task but I elected to order the SS line 75167...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By Larco
The SS line that was ordered with my Superior...

The SS line that was ordered with my Superior engine was part # 75167 and fit perfectly. Google 75167 prop gov oil line and it will give a couple choices to order from.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,051
Posted By Larco
Maybe I am way off here with my understanding,...

Maybe I am way off here with my understanding, but if the manufacture of the pump says not for continuous duty then why would they sell a block off plate for the engine driven pump when installing...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Larco
I like having the glove box. However we downsized...

I like having the glove box. However we downsized the box, very easy to do and it does keep a lot of stuff handy. Also did not rivet the box to panel, used #6 screws 2 on each side and 1 on the...
Forum: RV-4 04-22-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Larco
Try this info Phone:...

Try this info Phone: 303-423-7002
rarobbins@axint.net for robbins wings. The web page is active
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Larco
Probably no more affect than the handle install?

Probably no more affect than the handle install?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,142
Posted By Larco
I use an iPad with cell data from Verizion which...

I use an iPad with cell data from Verizion which costs us an extra 10 dollars a month to share data with our cell phones. For us it is a no brainer as this way we have data available at the hanger...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,174
Posted By Larco
Here is the Honda from some years...

Here is the Honda from some years ago.
http://halie.com/scale/40/ou5.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Larco
He just did. :-)

He just did. :-)
Forum: Texas (North) 04-09-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Larco
Hi Gary, Looks like Enterprise in WF is less than...

Hi Gary, Looks like Enterprise in WF is less than 20 miles out and We have asked them, in other areas and they have driven that far to deliver a rental. Might try a call. 940-716-9834 Have a good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Larco
Sometimes if a rivet is just a bit too long it...

Sometimes if a rivet is just a bit too long it will have a tendency to lay over instead of squeezing nice and straight. Practice using the rivet gauge with longer and shorter rivets then are called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Larco
I am sure that Bob would agree that Aircraft...

I am sure that Bob would agree that Aircraft Specialty is great to deal with and does an awesome job of engraving. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Larco
Vans seems to have the best on the Newtons. FUEL...

Vans seems to have the best on the Newtons. FUEL CAP RETRO is the part #. Check it out. The Newtons and the Andair brands are so much alike it's hard to tell apart. same key blanks and design....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By Larco
Have searched the S&F web and cannot find a...

Have searched the S&F web and cannot find a reference to HB camping. Where might we find the info regarding HB camping? Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,471
Posted By Larco
Would be interesting if while in cruise all set...

Would be interesting if while in cruise all set up and bored to turn off the transponder and observe the FF to see if there is a change?
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By Larco
Where did Lucas go??

Where did Lucas go??
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Larco
And some don't use retainers at all. :-)

And some don't use retainers at all. :-)
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Larco
One of my set holders will hang up slightly when...

One of my set holders will hang up slightly when retracting if it is installed incorrectly against the piston. If it retracts slowly after changing yokes I turn the set holder 180 degrees and it...
Forum: Propellers 03-23-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Larco
A prop shop can give you the options. I recommend...

A prop shop can give you the options. I recommend calling the local shop and finding out what they an do for you.
Forum: COMM 03-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Larco
Hope you find the problem. We saved over a 1000...

Hope you find the problem. We saved over a 1000 dollars with a look inside. Well worth the look.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Larco
Step

This is what we use and seems to be quite popular. It works well for shorter people and is small, lite and compact. Found at most camper supply houses for 15 bucks or so and comes in a verity of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By Larco
Thanks for the replies. Now to ponder and get out...

Thanks for the replies. Now to ponder and get out the CC. It is getting harder at my old age to make an adult decision these days. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By Larco
Canopy cover reviews please

I need to replace my canopy cover. Has anyone done side a by side comparison of the Cleveland and the Bruce's lightweight canopy covers? I'm sure they are both good but want the best fit. RV-7. ...
Forum: COMM 03-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Larco
I recently had a problem with the airport ID...

I recently had a problem with the airport ID letters not working so thinking that I would have to send it in to Garmin resulting in a huge charge I first talked to our local Avionics shop. He said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,105
Posted By Larco
HIGHLY RECOMMEND A FOOT SWITCH WHEN USING THE...

HIGHLY RECOMMEND A FOOT SWITCH WHEN USING THE DRILL PRESS! Approx. $35.00 and may save your hand if or WHEN something grabs. Your foot becomes the third hand that can turn off the drill press if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By Larco
Everyone that I know at my airport with the...

Everyone that I know at my airport with the Skyview likes what they have and I have The AFS 5000 series and love it. I think it has better graphics and optional buttons to use if needed in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By Larco
We will miss Leo, a great friend with a wonderful...

We will miss Leo, a great friend with a wonderful family and wife Barbara.
Larry and Gerri
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,215
Posted By Larco
We love visiting Canada regardless of the extra...

We love visiting Canada regardless of the extra cost due to the imposed taxes of one form or the other across the border . A 10 percent increase in the import cost of aluminum does not bother me here...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Larco
If you haven't gotten the finish kit yet it...

If you haven't gotten the finish kit yet it should come with airstrip tubes as they have been out for a few years now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,567
Posted By Larco
If the starter keeps spins when the drive kicks...

If the starter keeps spins when the drive kicks out then I suspect a Bendix problem. Some of the older starters had a clutch type Bendix and could fail in this way but hard to diagnose on the bench....
Forum: RV-4 02-28-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Larco
This might help with the heat on the...

This might help with the heat on the cable
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/exhaust_shield_4_4.php?clickkey=3010277
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Larco
Two of us at different times called the...

Two of us at different times called the manufacture and got the same answer you did. Marked only to satisfy the mil spec, can be connected either way per the the manufacturing company rep.
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Larco
The Vans are pro sealed in as well and if you...

The Vans are pro sealed in as well and if you look at the keys, they appear to be the same brand. Have installed a few of Vans and the Andair brand which are almost identical.

...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Larco
Would this be the same one from Vans at a lower...

Would this be the same one from Vans at a lower price?

1 Retrofit Locking Fuel Cap
Part Number = FUEL CAP RETRO
Price = $65.00
QuantitySubmit
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Larco
For me it wasn't about theft, I just do not like...

For me it wasn't about theft, I just do not like the Vans standard caps. These locking caps work well, seal well and don't need constant fiddling with. Haven't talked to anyone that made the change...
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Larco
We have them on a 7 and many RVs are seen with...

We have them on a 7 and many RVs are seen with them installed. We are happy with the cap but a heads up, they have a little smaller opening but it hasn't bothered us. Would install it again in a nano...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Larco
I use and comes recommended by Champion. Tip your...

I use and comes recommended by Champion. Tip your plugs upside down in holes punched in cardboard, fill the electrode area and leave overnight. Not expensive and does a good job IMHO

Hoppe's No. 9...
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