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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By maniago
Ok fair enough. I'll step back from the...

Ok fair enough. I'll step back from the conversation and listen while you guys help the OP out with detailed explanations so we all can learn instead of just throwing stones at me for trying.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By maniago
PM on the 4370 with gear.

PM on the 4370 with gear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By maniago
Ah yup, youre right. Theyre separated - I was...

Ah yup, youre right. Theyre separated - I was thinking of a transmission I'm working on and flipped my thought gears. My bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By maniago
Ah yes. Build a few motors amigo.

Ah yes. Build a few motors amigo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By maniago
What Charlie said^^^. The cup on the lifter...

What Charlie said^^^.

The cup on the lifter body is what moves and takes up the lash gap when the lifter is pumped up with oil pressure (usually needs some 25 or more psi to come up) - and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By maniago
This is pretty good Otis. Kinda wished youd...

This is pretty good Otis. Kinda wished youd crunched your photos first, but its good. Not sure I quite get where you plumbed the pressure oil back into the system such that it doesnt push the oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By maniago
Spruce has the same as well for a buck or so more...

Spruce has the same as well for a buck or so more if youre already buying something from them....(thinking shipping...)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By maniago
Sounds good to me. Thanks for explaining your...

Sounds good to me. Thanks for explaining your rationale. As I sit here thinking about this connection (metal to plastic) and what youve said, it strikes me that I might just go and see if a simple...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-21-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By maniago
I put sharpie on Akzo all the time and it comes...

I put sharpie on Akzo all the time and it comes off no problem with acetone. I also use the same on bare metal. But on painted parts, I've actually had good luck just rubbing my finger (alot) on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By maniago
errrr......and why not a 3/16" to 1/4" brass...

errrr......and why not a 3/16" to 1/4" brass compression fitting instead? 5 for $10.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0AYGP6/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A2EZI3G0CWMAWQ&psc=1

Then to Lowes...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By maniago
In the case of either an exhaust or a carb fire,...

In the case of either an exhaust or a carb fire, I cant think of any reason why you would want to stop cranking. It does make sense to me that if you know you have a carb fire, to shut your fuel...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,049
Posted By maniago
Quitting

When you get ready to quit, as yourself two qus: 1) is there something else Id rather be doing with my long term time? 2) Will my future self regret what my current self decides?

When you get your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By maniago
Sounds like an experiment worth testing. I would...

Sounds like an experiment worth testing. I would doubt youd see any temp reduction, but then again, someones already been here and thought about it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By maniago
Exactly. To the OP, this is the question you...

Exactly. To the OP, this is the question you need to answer first, or more importantly have your alternator mfg answer.....

And on a different front, can you prop your motor if your battery is dead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By maniago
Pretty sure my multigrain bread has a...

Pretty sure my multigrain bread has a date.......;)
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,045
Posted By maniago
Wow! That is awesome. I had no idea such a...

Wow! That is awesome. I had no idea such a course was out there. Wife and I just came back from the Karamat Extended Summer course in Edmonton as a way to start to school ourselves in bush survival...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By maniago
Your LEDs have a DC-DC current limiter -...

Your LEDs have a DC-DC current limiter - basically a switching power regulator, and is your EMI source. Not all LEDs use this chip. Run the power and gnd lines as a twisted pair all the way back to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By maniago
I dont know anything about your soft start...

I dont know anything about your soft start system, but from an purely electrical stand point, I'd check the voltage you are seeing at the module when on ABuss. Sounds like with all the starts you...
Forum: Primers 08-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By maniago
Akzo here and I use syringes as well. Good note...

Akzo here and I use syringes as well. Good note on not using medical ones. Garden variety are cheap on amazon, and I use the rubber plunger ones until they get hard to plunge, then get another one...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By maniago
From my experience, double flares are only for...

From my experience, double flares are only for steel tubing and are at 45degs, and until recent years (past 30 or so) were only found on european vehicles. I cant say for sure, but I'd suspect that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,105
Posted By maniago
So what I'm hearing is, its ok if 1) noone sees...

So what I'm hearing is, its ok if 1) noone sees you doing it 2) you dont crash.

With phone cameras everywhere, probably would never get past 1)......
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,072
Posted By maniago
Agree 100%......way way past that decision point....

Agree 100%......way way past that decision point. I'm guessing electric conversions will come sooner than one of these on my front end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,105
Posted By maniago
I just came back from Alberta on a bushliving...

I just came back from Alberta on a bushliving course. Theres really no airstrips out there but alot of arrow straight dirt Range Roads. I'd like to go back and take the plane....can I land on a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,072
Posted By maniago
Ok so hang on a sec. Delete everything firewall...

Ok so hang on a sec. Delete everything firewall forward from the RV7 kit - mounts, cowl, prop, electrics, fuel system....with a new motor and new prop, all this stuff gotta be pushing 50K at least...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By maniago
Now thats an excellent idea. Something like this...

Now thats an excellent idea. Something like this would probably fit your bill

...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By maniago
Probably not a problem, but its a bit high for my...

Probably not a problem, but its a bit high for my liking. Theres always a voltage pot inside, so if it were me, I'd open it up and turn it down to 14.4 if you have something with rechargable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By maniago
Rarely if ever is the instrument panel relied on...

Rarely if ever is the instrument panel relied on as a load bearing piece, because you punch so many holes in it - its just an item to mount things in.

We dont know what youre building or what your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By maniago
I just finished this stage and tho I'm not an RV,...

I just finished this stage and tho I'm not an RV, the Mustang2 is basically an RV6 in size and we do basically the same operations in this area.

FWIW, I used 2 tubes on the canopy AND 2 for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By maniago
I dont have time to mess with a website, so I...

I dont have time to mess with a website, so I just use the blog template in MS Word (it asks you to publish it, but I dont) - its basically just a word document with wider margins so the pics go in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,141
Posted By maniago
Looks beautiful. But.....you know Red Cubes are...

Looks beautiful. But.....you know Red Cubes are notorious for being susceptible to vibration and heat......but it wont cause any fuel issues if it fails, so give it a try!

I'd also agree with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By maniago
Yup thats interesting to me as well. Thanks for...

Yup thats interesting to me as well. Thanks for the info.

I'm within a few mos of starting the DAR process and I suspect I wont be ready to complete it till after the 1 Jan date. I'm not in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By maniago
I have Akzo flat green on my glareshield. Just...

I have Akzo flat green on my glareshield. Just finished the windscreen to glareshield transition and targa stip and going to paint that Akzo as well as its similar to the green used on some of the...
Forum: Rocket 06-30-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By maniago
Just curious....are insurance cos picky about...

Just curious....are insurance cos picky about theft claims wrt locks vs no locks? Seems like a Catch22 in the making.....Not flying yet, so havent asked this qu of my co....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By maniago
Not sure if that was meant in response to my...

Not sure if that was meant in response to my comment, tho to clarify my spare switches are in the parts bin not the plane.

That said, carry whatever you think you need as a spare....spare oil,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By maniago
This is a fun hangar discussion, but to the OP,...

This is a fun hangar discussion, but to the OP, dont worry about it. Buy another switch and move on. Nothing is fool proof; sh!t happens. Take apart the old one and see what the deal is. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By maniago
Ok I dont get it. Why arent you calling the...

Ok I dont get it. Why arent you calling the Hartzell tech line to ask these questions?
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 44,046
Posted By maniago
Shoot me an email on the PM and I'll e it back. ...

Shoot me an email on the PM and I'll e it back. Its only about 8megs.
Forum: COMM 06-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By maniago
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/ted...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/tednotch.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvt3o0a374gIVi0sNCh1r-QXfEAQYAiABEgKRIvD_BwE

Not cheap......but if you need it, you need it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,966
Posted By maniago
Wink Cherry picker is a regional thing. I wrenched in...

Cherry picker is a regional thing. I wrenched in the midwest when I was young. It was a cherry picker there. East coast however, its an (engine) crane, or hoist..... now pass me a soda...or uh.......
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By maniago
Are the pins with Deutsch connectors crimped with...

Are the pins with Deutsch connectors crimped with the same tool as for Dsub pins?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By maniago
WRT to amps, not really an issue, just run more...

WRT to amps, not really an issue, just run more than one wire to separate pins and voila! More amps. Heavier, yeah I suppose if youre really counting calories, but a bigger connector would also be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By maniago
The outer shell of the Dsub connectors is what...

The outer shell of the Dsub connectors is what "keys" the pins to reach their location, so additional pins do nothing to ensure a connection on an adjacent pin. Ergo, no, dont fill them.

But it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By maniago
For sure, engine first. So much to do once you...

For sure, engine first. So much to do once you get the engine that the avionics can wait a really long time. Your avionics decisions could change quite a bit depending on money, availability, tech...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By maniago
I deep into Sika'ing my canopy, windshield,...

I deep into Sika'ing my canopy, windshield, fairings, targa strip etc right now.

Sure seems pretty odd that its bonded to the AL but not the plexi. I cant imagine a builder priming etc one side and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By maniago
Though I havent actually pumped fuel with it yet,...

Though I havent actually pumped fuel with it yet, I electrically tested mine for half a second when I first wired it up - at least 2yrs from purchase. It did Nothing! WTFO I thought. I took it out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By maniago
I put 1/16" Fiberfrax on the firewall covered...

I put 1/16" Fiberfrax on the firewall covered with stainless steel foil, seamed with Al tape; and the same 1/16" on my exhaust tunnel covered with .012 Titanium sheet seemed with Firebarrier 2000. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By maniago
Whats this now? What are socker cylinders? ...

Whats this now? What are socker cylinders? Where can I read more about this...and is there similar for the 360 line? Not getting any google hits on socker cylinders....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By maniago
So I'm in the middle of this, but getting close...

So I'm in the middle of this, but getting close to first flight. I got my engine about 3 yrs ago, pickled with the proper preservation oil, but was a used engine so nothing on the cylinder walls...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,391
Posted By maniago
Amazed

I got a padded envelope from AU today also. Got no indications I was getting a front plate tho I had asked for one many times. Guess Allan is indeed back on the job.

Now if I could only get Jim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,577
Posted By maniago
Rental house is different than a condo set up,...

Rental house is different than a condo set up, tho people still build planes (cars and boats) in those places too and have compressors. You can do a a lot with a 120v compressor and dont really need...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By maniago
With Akzo, I use a primer pistol exclusively for...

With Akzo, I use a primer pistol exclusively for all my interior and a few exterior parts, tho for a full exterior in prep for a paint job, Id go with a proper HLPV gun. I have the HF purple gun but...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-16-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By maniago
What about Kentmore restaurant? 3W3, pretty easy...

What about Kentmore restaurant? 3W3, pretty easy and nice......But landing at Tangier? yeah I'd have to put that on the double check the square list - crabs and "I been there with my plane".

For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By maniago
How much mechanical ability do you need to take...

How much mechanical ability do you need to take care of your car? Ans: none.

In general, the accepted purpose of experimental planes is to be able to do stuff yourself. If youre not going to do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By maniago
Uh, lets not muddy the waters. The OPs issue is...

Uh, lets not muddy the waters. The OPs issue is physical clearance, not empirical testing for performance purposes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By maniago
Wow. Lots of angle AL out there, and an Oregon...

Wow. Lots of angle AL out there, and an Oregon co at that. I'd hazard that theres a far reaching issue here.....
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,070
Posted By maniago
That progression would make more sense if the...

That progression would make more sense if the bike fit in the plane....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By maniago
There are no Lycoming factory cold air sumps...

There are no Lycoming factory cold air sumps (though I did hear recently that they were thinking about making one). Cold sumps like the Superior ones have an intake section that bolts to the sump,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,465
Posted By maniago
errr, well, theres panel space, and then theres...

errr, well, theres panel space, and then theres "not otherwise gonna be used" space.....weight, yeah I lose on that one however.....

http://i66.tinypic.com/2q8n9u9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,465
Posted By maniago
Just as a historical point of order, fuses came...

Just as a historical point of order, fuses came before circuit breakers in the evolution of all things electrical.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,465
Posted By maniago
Amen. Time to go polish my partially primed...

Amen. Time to go polish my partially primed airplane....(maybe I'll pull and reset some CBs as well just because I can)....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By maniago
Teflon tape? Really? Maybe if you are super...

Teflon tape? Really? Maybe if you are super super experienced in its application.

Otherwise, Locktite 567 is bullet proof and idiot proof....and personally, I resemble that remark.....
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,416
Posted By maniago
Not yet mentioned, but you also gotta comply with...

Not yet mentioned, but you also gotta comply with marker lights etc for IFR/night flight......

The VAL unit other guys have mentions is slick, tho I'd personally go with a used SL30 and then youve...
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