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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By bret
Maybe look for a used Mooney set up, that's where...

Maybe look for a used Mooney set up, that's where I got my prop and engine and it came with the new non AD hub and 74" blades, I was thinking about upgrading but not now, thanks for the info, good...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By bret
Slight drift...how much more speed can be had...

Slight drift...how much more speed can be had with the BA over the 7666 blade?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By bret
Those are what I used, no aluminum for me on the...

Those are what I used, no aluminum for me on the FW.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By bret
I have seen this in marine engines, high moisture...

I have seen this in marine engines, high moisture content in oil along with acid build up, leaving contaminated oil in for a long time with engine stored.
Forum: Propellers 11-03-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By bret
What a great offer, I lived in Ramona 20 years...

What a great offer, I lived in Ramona 20 years ago, if I ever get down that way I'll come call on you. Thanks for your service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bret
Not to question the validity of testing a newly...

Not to question the validity of testing a newly installed AP system, but, how does the FAA know that it did not come with AP when the first AW was applied for? I don't remember any documentation...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,290
Posted By bret
I did not know Jon but enjoyed his video of him...

I did not know Jon but enjoyed his video of him and his daughter, precious memories. Godspeed my friend.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,932
Posted By bret
I did the same here. easy simple reliable.

I did the same here. easy simple reliable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By bret
Theses are the grade 9 that I...

Theses are the grade 9 that I used.

https://www.specialty-fasteners.com/Grade-9-Hex-Head-Bolts-F911-s/379.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,067
Posted By bret
Water cooled heads remove heat more efficiently...

Water cooled heads remove heat more efficiently and less prone to hot spots, cylinder head combustion chamber design, smaller piston diameter, ECT.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By bret
I installed an engine and the prop off a Mooney...

I installed an engine and the prop off a Mooney with all the log books, and received a 25 Hr phase 1 program.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,947
Posted By bret
Great write up! on my bucket list, thanks for...

Great write up! on my bucket list, thanks for sharing great pics!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,584
Posted By bret
Water! fire extinguisher, canopy-survival ax,...

Water! fire extinguisher, canopy-survival ax, leather gloves, safety glasses. cold weather gear if venturing out in the Sierras
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bret
+ 1 Bruce's cover!

+ 1 Bruce's cover!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By bret
I used these in my fuel system. ...

I used these in my fuel system.

http://www.anfittingsdirect.com/an-fittings/aluminum--6-an-fittings-p-1209.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,260
Posted By bret
Since you have confirmed good voltage to the...

Since you have confirmed good voltage to the starter, try a simple test, put a test light clip on the starter +, ground the test light up on the firewall to where you can observe it while cranking,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,481
Posted By bret
Phillips screw driver, long needle nose plyers,...

Phillips screw driver, long needle nose plyers, hold with modified Sawzall blade with slot cut half way through near end, remove Philips, install hardware, easy...….well, easier :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By bret
The B lead should not be disconnected while the...

The B lead should not be disconnected while the field and regulator are powered up, regulator damage may occur, I would run the B lead to the non battery side of the master solenoid. On most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,516
Posted By bret
When you say tinny numbers can you verify you are...

When you say tinny numbers can you verify you are getting < than .2 OHMs between your battery negative and the float mounting plate, and make sure the meter is not reading thousands, there should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By bret
Replace once contaminated, for the old farm truck...

Replace once contaminated, for the old farm truck maybe ok to clean and reuse, but in high performance applications, 80,000 LB truck coming down the grape vine, race car, airplane, the high temps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,063
Posted By bret
Correct, but....the circuit is not dead headed...

Correct, but....the circuit is not dead headed running against the relief, there is some flow in and out allowing (some) heat to be carried away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,063
Posted By bret
I don't have the boost pump, but I do have the...

I don't have the boost pump, but I do have the Full Dual EFII set up, I don't know if the pumps are the same or not but mine flows 45 GPH after the regulator set at 35 PSI measurement taken on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,805
Posted By bret
On the go around question, for my set up, Brien...

On the go around question, for my set up, Brien helped me configure the Infinity grips, the flap switch is configured momentary for flaps down and maintain for flaps up with a flaps up cut out micro...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
Posted By bret
Wait, don't you have a living room? Free...

Wait, don't you have a living room? Free storage.....they only complain for the first year or two!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By bret
From what little I know, the less flap in the...

From what little I know, the less flap in the spam can gave us a higher approach speed which in turn gave us more rudder authority in a cross wind, I don't think that applies with our large...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,659
Posted By bret
Great pics! do you monitor your blood O2 level...

Great pics! do you monitor your blood O2 level while at altitude? good info to know to adjust your O2 flow accordingly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,150
Posted By bret
Interesting, just because they say it was line...

Interesting, just because they say it was line honed or bored, does not mean that they checked and confirmed the finished bore DIA.....precisely, after all, I bet a human did this work. I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By bret
What are the two sources of power? if say one is...

What are the two sources of power? if say one is a ship power, 14.5ish VDC, and the other is a backup battery 12.6ish VDC, when you parallel the two power sources by flipping that switch, the ship...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,615
Posted By bret
You will need to move large amounts of air to...

You will need to move large amounts of air to keep the overspray down, I built a booth with three box fans, and two large inlet filters in the walk in door, it was not enough. I originally had exit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By bret
Hey! you're all set up for EFII :D

Hey! you're all set up for EFII :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,422
Posted By bret
@ 80 psi there is around 1287 pounds of force on...

@ 80 psi there is around 1287 pounds of force on the piston, you don't want that kind of energy getting away form you. Treat that prop like and alligator that will eat you if you let go of it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By bret
Congratulations, exciting!

Congratulations, exciting!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By bret
I did the exact same thing with my infinity...

I did the exact same thing with my infinity grips. P or CP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By bret
This is a HD high quality 40 amp switch that...

This is a HD high quality 40 amp switch that connects this backup battery to the two isolated fuse bus feeds, each one has its own ECM, coil, fuel pump, and also ties into the avionics fuse bus that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By bret
This is my backup to run the EFII if all else...

This is my backup to run the EFII if all else fails, flip of a switch and I have 2 hours of run time, but landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,762
Posted By bret
You better get started tomorrow, that illness...

You better get started tomorrow, that illness will add at least 4 years to your build! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,762
Posted By bret
I have a lot of your great products, care to...

I have a lot of your great products, care to share your idea, :rolleyes: got us wondering now, are the anchor point geometries inadequate?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,349
Posted By bret
These solenoids should last a long time...

These solenoids should last a long time unless.......you have a start relay in place of a hold relay-solenoid. one is for intermittent operation and one is designed to remain on continues...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,762
Posted By bret
Question for those that hit the canopy, do you...

Question for those that hit the canopy, do you have a 4 or 5 point harness, and how close were you to the canopy, almost 14 mod?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By bret
Right ON! congratulations! that prop is Huge!

Right ON! congratulations! that prop is Huge!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By bret
sometimes I would get confused with the drawings...

sometimes I would get confused with the drawings up and down ect, the wires go through the spar and the tinny threaded rod will go outside into the airstream pointed towards the trailing edge and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,506
Posted By bret
Don't fly in the Snow and ICE ? ........sorry :D

Don't fly in the Snow and ICE ? ........sorry :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By bret
Not everyone draws up a wiring diagram and most...

Not everyone draws up a wiring diagram and most are different in many ways. Might ask the group here what the issues you are having. Lots of talent in here.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,966
Posted By bret
I could be wrong, but isn't the design of the...

I could be wrong, but isn't the design of the crowbar to trip that 5 amp CB that feeds the field if there is an overvoltage problem? regulator wacko? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,807
Posted By bret
It was nerve racking drilling that 1 hole in the...

It was nerve racking drilling that 1 hole in the slider. I used a 40, and be sure to not let it pull the bit through the back side as it comes through.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By bret
Good times :D I did so much work on the tips to...

Good times :D I did so much work on the tips to make them look like they go together, it was like they were for different airplanes, lots of fill and block sanding......but carful to not add weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By bret
I did the long shade https://kogersunshades.com/...

I did the long shade https://kogersunshades.com/ and to bend the longerons http://bullerent.com/experimental/longeron-dies/ I did not do the handles, I just use the center bar, less aft stuff to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By bret
I grew up in Redding, that being said you may...

I grew up in Redding, that being said you may want a sunshade for that slider. Tip: drill the mounting holes for the slide and Velcro tabs before you install the plexi. That was nerve racking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By bret
I remember making a lot adjustments here, one to...

I remember making a lot adjustments here, one to set them up to install the tips, and then again when mounting the VS to the fuse to align the hinge brackets vertical, the bottom part of VS is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,897
Posted By bret
Interesting that the FAA won't allow a non...

Interesting that the FAA won't allow a non reciprocating engine for commercial LSA operations, but what about all those non reciprocating engines operating in the flight levels?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,988
Posted By bret
Observations from the boat, one time.....I took...

Observations from the boat, one time.....I took the fam and friends out to sea in a small boat, all was good while we were under way bow going up and down, everyone was fine then we stopped to fish,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,967
Posted By bret
I believe your statement about the strength of...

I believe your statement about the strength of the plans rod, my problem was trying to tap the threads in the tube, if I had access to a lathe maybe, but I did not trust my hand tap method and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By bret
yes to all, get that card warmed up :D

yes to all, get that card warmed up :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,967
Posted By bret
After I made these I was shocked at how thin the...

After I made these I was shocked at how thin the material is after threading, if ONE ever failed on final close to the ground, you would have your hands full with an unexpected roll, I went with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,054
Posted By bret
Right ON! congratulations!

Right ON! congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,762
Posted By bret
Do you have great BIG oversized tires on your...

Do you have great BIG oversized tires on your truck also to compensate for.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,762
Posted By bret
Both are similar in cruise, but coming down from...

Both are similar in cruise, but coming down from altitude in the 7a it is nice to do 190-200 KTAS in calm air and :D
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,573
Posted By bret
A stock Io 360 A1A is 200 HP. 10 HP is not that...

A stock Io 360 A1A is 200 HP. 10 HP is not that significant unless you are going to Reno, at altitude I loose a lot more than 10 HP, but she is still happy :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
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: 2,479
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: 2,479
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: 2,479
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,...
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