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Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By erich weaver
Thinking this over a little more, isn’t this...

Thinking this over a little more, isn’t this thing really just crimping a couple ferrules on a piece of 0.032 cable and snipping off the excess cable? The materials should be readily available. ...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By erich weaver
If I have to pull my WW200 RV prop one more time...

If I have to pull my WW200 RV prop one more time I might be driven to try this. I dread doing the safety wire on that thing. Cut the price in half and Iím there right now

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By erich weaver
Even if you drain the oil the borescope will...

Even if you drain the oil the borescope will typically get coated with oil from rubbing against surfaces and not be of much use. Also really hard to fish areound in the sump from the drain hole...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By erich weaver
Thanks, I worked with Bill at Airflow Systems to...

Thanks, I worked with Bill at Airflow Systems to have them made. Unlike Pacific Oil Coolers and others, Airflow Systems offers various installation hardware, including plenums. I was the guinea pig...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By erich weaver
Sorry for the very delayed response on these last...

Sorry for the very delayed response on these last two posts; somehow I overlooked them



[Friction and the fact that the Adel clamps are fixed to each end of the aluminum angles so the distance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,415
Posted By erich weaver
This thread is confusing to me, as I thought the...

This thread is confusing to me, as I thought the problem was reported to have been resolved through replacement of the solenoid. Now that doesnít seem to be the case?

The description to me sounds...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By erich weaver
Check out the Airflow Systems website and talk to...

Check out the Airflow Systems website and talk to Bill there. I think he supplies Vans with their coolers and can fix you up or give you some options.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By erich weaver
Autopilot pitch servo and wiring Erich Whoops...

Autopilot pitch servo and wiring

Erich

Whoops Skylor beat me to it
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By erich weaver
It looks promising and is inexpensive. Skeet...

It looks promising and is inexpensive. Skeet tubing should have less resistance to flow than scat tubing, although 4 inch diameter of either should be plenty big enough to get good airflow, so not...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,945
Posted By erich weaver
Deflate your tires with the wheel pants on. If...

Deflate your tires with the wheel pants on. If they rub against the sides, you need to remove more.

Erich
Forum: California 12-16-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By erich weaver
I’m based at IZA Hangars are tight. I was on the...

I’m based at IZA
Hangars are tight. I was on the wait list for 15 years (no joke). The FBO does hold one in reserve for short term rentals I believe, so try that. Plenty of tie downs.

Nice biking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,215
Posted By erich weaver
Been thru this myself. Sucks big time. I would...

Been thru this myself. Sucks big time.
I would avoid the appraiser to save money unless you need one to counter a value established by an appraiser hired by your ex. Donít spend the money unless you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By erich weaver
I would also add that this should be true...

I would also add that this should be true regardless of prop type, although emag will tell you the concern is more for lightweight props like a whirlwind. I donít follow their logic - why would...
Forum: GPS 11-23-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By erich weaver
Not all iPads have a GPS, only those with...

Not all iPads have a GPS, only those with cellular capability.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By erich weaver
oil cooler change

I have never been completely satisfied with the Vans stock oil cooler (Niagra 20002A with 7 rows) that I installed on my RV-7A with IO-360B1B engine, as oil temps bumped right up against red line on...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-09-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By erich weaver
The EGT wires are special thermocouple wire. If...

The EGT wires are special thermocouple wire. If it was ever replaced with standard wire, that might be the problem.

Erich
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By erich weaver
Pretty common to have leakage after some years of...

Pretty common to have leakage after some years of use. There are inexpensive rebuild kits available from the brake manufactures, ACS, and Vans. Pretty easy once u get the master cylinders removed....
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By erich weaver
Neat epoxy, meaning unthinined. Vans says to...

Neat epoxy, meaning unthinined. Vans says to thin with some acetone to help fill pin holes, but if you work it around well with a squeegee it will fill without thinning and avoid potential weakening...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-03-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,332
Posted By erich weaver
No, NM stands for New Mexico. I looked it up...

No, NM stands for New Mexico. I looked it up :)

Thanks for the clarification

E
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,332
Posted By erich weaver
Don't want to sound like a butthead, but to...

Don't want to sound like a butthead, but to correct the previous post, Page is in Arizona (just south of its northern border), and northwest of there is Utah. New Mexico is way off to the east.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,332
Posted By erich weaver
I concur with John's above choices for scenery...

I concur with John's above choices for scenery and would add a visit to Dead Horse Point near Moab. Check out the bizarre blue colored deposits there using Google Earth and see it for yourself when...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-02-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By erich weaver
Cool. Very professional looking. I liked that u...

Cool. Very professional looking. I liked that u had the panel lit up while filming.

Erich
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By erich weaver
As an alternative to a backup battery, I use the...

As an alternative to a backup battery, I use the TCW power stabilizer to eliminate the EFIS brownout that occurs during start up and the long boot up wait after start. Weighs next to nothing and a...
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By erich weaver
Sporty's also has a Bluetooth adapter that might...

Sporty's also has a Bluetooth adapter that might be worth checking out. No personal experience with it.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By erich weaver
Huh. Do you have any explanation for what...

Huh. Do you have any explanation for what exactly causes this, or a solution for stopping it from occurring? Its a little disturbing to think that the very substance recommended by Vans to seal...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By erich weaver
my seat of the pants observation is that people...

my seat of the pants observation is that people tend to over torque small bolts and under torque large bolts when relying on feel rather than a torque wrench

erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By erich weaver
What he said. E

What he said.

E
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,140
Posted By erich weaver
It's possible the firing delay has been removed...

It's possible the firing delay has been removed in recent versions of the Pmag software- check with Brad on that. I know for sure that my kickbacks seemed to always occur after an initial failed...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,998
Posted By erich weaver
Check in with B&C Specialty

Check in with B&C Specialty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,140
Posted By erich weaver
A broken starter casing is typically associated...

A broken starter casing is typically associated with kickback during starting. Did that occur? Hard to miss.

I have a 149NL with a lightweight whirlwind prop. After several kickback events I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,019
Posted By erich weaver
What is the source of this...

What is the source of this information?

Thanks,
Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,709
Posted By erich weaver
Even if it was possible to thread it up through...

Even if it was possible to thread it up through the sump, how would you do that without getting oil on the camera lens? You are bound to hit something covered in oil somewhere.

E
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By erich weaver
The general consensus has been that the SL40...

The general consensus has been that the SL40 intercom sucks. Not the case for the intercom on the newer Garmin GTR200 however, which reportedly works quite well. I refer you to Stein at Stein Air...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By erich weaver
Awesome Roberto! Thanks. Erich

Awesome Roberto! Thanks.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By erich weaver
Yes, for smoother and increased air flow out the...

Yes, for smoother and increased air flow out the exit.

Erich
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By erich weaver
Just to spell it all out within this thread, the...

Just to spell it all out within this thread, the mandatory service bulletin indicates that the fuel injection lines require support through adel clamps. The associated diagram shows the clamps being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By erich weaver
Hmmm. Nothing wrong with rebuilding of course,...

Hmmm. Nothing wrong with rebuilding of course, but I'm a little surprised with the responses given the very limited damage described. I had a small gash in mine due to a broken gust lock and impact...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,374
Posted By erich weaver
If you pull off the rubber boot and look at the...

If you pull off the rubber boot and look at the metal cap that makes the contact with the plug you can see a small circular clip that's job is to provide the tight fitting, snap-into-place...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By erich weaver
I don't think so. More likely he is getting...

I don't think so. More likely he is getting radio frequency interference, with one or more wires acting as an antenna. Can be hard to chase this down. On my -7A I get a fuel pressure warning on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,834
Posted By erich weaver
Bad battery is entirely possible and more...

Bad battery is entirely possible and more importantly, very easy to check. Start here.

erich
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,601
Posted By erich weaver
The other common source is the bag of chips you...

The other common source is the bag of chips you threw in for that mid flight snack exploding at 10,000 MSL.

Erich
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By erich weaver
"She told me how to read the "manufacturing date"...

"She told me how to read the "manufacturing date" so I can confirm how old my current battery is."

Care to share the secret?

Thanks
Erich
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,596
Posted By erich weaver
Agree. It's too late, heads up display is...

Agree. It's too late, heads up display is already ingrained in our speech. Reminds me of a few years back when we first started seeing all the nice big tv screens. The correct term was flat panel...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By erich weaver
I'm guessing Scott knows what he is talking about...

I'm guessing Scott knows what he is talking about here. The AFP instructions for cold starting that I have indicate to prime with the throttle in for a few seconds and then pull it out to idle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By erich weaver
For me at least, your link requires me to sign in...

For me at least, your link requires me to sign in to a Microsoft account, so I am unable to view your pictures.

Erich
Forum: COMM 08-12-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By erich weaver
Low budget Bluetooth music and aux audio inputs needed

Greetings
I'm looking for a low budget way of getting Bluetooth music capability along with a few aux audio inputs for warning sounds from the EFIS without going hog wild on an audio panel that will...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By erich weaver
Maybe some RTV impregnated fiberglass? Erich

Maybe some RTV impregnated fiberglass?

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,146
Posted By erich weaver
Yes, the valves look good. I take pics of mine...

Yes, the valves look good. I take pics of mine every 6 months or so and name the files by cylinder and date before archiving. Problems most often occur on the exhaust valves (smaller of the two)...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-07-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,438
Posted By erich weaver
There are many different opinions on oil. Here...

There are many different opinions on oil. Here is a bit more background.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=76408

http://eci.aero/pdf/BreakInInstructions.pdf

The second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By erich weaver
Nothing wrong with the previously suggested item,...

Nothing wrong with the previously suggested item, but I went dirt simple and inexpensive by using rubber grommets. Replaced them once at same time as the ignition leads at 520 hours. No problems or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By erich weaver
Yes, see pg 5-4 in the link provided in post 2

Yes, see pg 5-4 in the link provided in post 2
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-27-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By erich weaver
I agree that the graph provided does not...

I agree that the graph provided does not logically support the whirlwind recommendations in the text.

Cruise for me is 2300-2400 square and LOP operation at around 7.2 gph at 6-8,000 ft gives me...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,208
Posted By erich weaver
Tough nut to crack when similar maneuvers are...

Tough nut to crack when similar maneuvers are both glorified, through legal and heavily promoted air shows, and vilified/criminalized, through safety forums and FAA enforcement.

People will pay...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By erich weaver
A small amount of Fuel Lube / EZ Turn applied to...

A small amount of Fuel Lube / EZ Turn applied to the return line nipples will generally prevent leaks. Don't put so much that you risk getting a glob of it getting inside the hose.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By erich weaver
Also see follow up to other thread...

Also see follow up to other thread here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148864&page=2

Unless your engine isn't mounted yet, removing the accessory case is a real pain in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By erich weaver
Received the Flight Gear charger adapter and...

Received the Flight Gear charger adapter and tried it out in my car, but not yet in the plane. On the plus side, it appeared capable of rapid charging my iPad Air, as it indicated 2.5 amps current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By erich weaver
Flange for new oil cooler

Greetings
Going to bite the bullet and replace my 7-row, baffle mounted oil cooler with a 13 row one that will be installed on the engine mount. Can someone recommend a suitable flange for attaching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By erich weaver
The links below provide some insight into the...

The links below provide some insight into the common problem with USB chargers not charging some devices at an acceptable rate. I don't know whether the Sporty's device discussed in this thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By erich weaver
Dont have one, but I like that it displays buss...

Dont have one, but I like that it displays buss voltage when nothing is charging, and amps when something is.

Someone asked your same question online on the Sporty's webpage that you provided the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,353
Posted By erich weaver
Oooh, new tool! Wait a minute...what does this...

Oooh, new tool! Wait a minute...what does this thing do / how does it work?

erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By erich weaver
Fuel Lube, aka Easy Turn, as others have...

Fuel Lube, aka Easy Turn, as others have indicated. Avgas will NOT dissolve it. It's there to keep the o ring lubricated, so no reason to remove it unless it is all over the place and a nuisance to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-20-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,256
Posted By erich weaver
Ok, I dont see where Steve indicated what type of...

Ok, I dont see where Steve indicated what type of FI system he has, so if it is AFP, perhaps use of boost pump to circulate cool fuel prior to hot start would be a good idea.

erich
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