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Forum: RV-12 Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By vic syracuse
Not recommended, but...

Sure it could be done, but I think you would be complicating a system that really needs to be tight in order to keep the carbs sync'd.

But, just in case you are asking due to a handicap, a way to do...
Forum: RV-6/6A Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes

I just went there last week. PM sent.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By vic syracuse
Sensor?

Bill, check the sensor. Sounds like a sensor issue.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By vic syracuse
Some thoughts....

Changing pitch on a fixed pitch is not normally considered a major change. Changing different fixed pitch propeller, such as from senseninch to a 3-blade Catta could be considered a major change. It...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,939
Posted By vic syracuse
I couldn't tell you how it originally came and...

I couldn't tell you how it originally came and whether that valve cap was purposefully installed. The builder made the comment that the instructions did not say to remove it. it was a Van's engine,...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,939
Posted By vic syracuse
Check this if you have an injected engine...

In the interest of safety I figure I should post this. I discovered it yesterday during a Prebuy inspection on an RV-10 that had been flying for 8 years and 300 hours. The rubber shipping cap had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,360
Posted By vic syracuse
Interesting data

Itís interesting to look at the data for general aviation accidents as it relates to controlled flight into terrain. The amateur-built aircraft are a small percentage of the total. Hard to say for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By vic syracuse
yes

Yes, there are different springs available to increase or decrease the oil pressure. A call to Lycoming Tech support should be able to get you the correct part numbers.

I would make sure the...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By vic syracuse
How unfortunate

I think you chased him away from one of the best 4-seat aircraft in general aviation. If you can get back in touch with him, at least point him to some of the forums like this one so he can make an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep, just need to run the ďair, fuel, sparkĒ...

Yep, just need to run the ďair, fuel, sparkĒ check and it would have been a non event.

For the other question, I have pulled the prop back on final at idle in the RV10 with both the PCU 5000 and MT...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,214
Posted By vic syracuse
You have an absolutely wonderful attitude, and I...

You have an absolutely wonderful attitude, and I have no doubt that you will continue to learn. We all have. Everyone on this forum, no matter how much experience they now have, had to learn it all....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By vic syracuse
Try it...

If you really want to see what a difference it can make by pulling the prop lever all the way back, try it sometime while on final approach with the power pulled back. You will be surprised at the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,214
Posted By vic syracuse
Really?

I donít understand wanting to fault the prebuy inspection. The wire may have come off due to some other anomaly, not necessarily left off by someone. And a cylinder not firing on a 4 cylinder engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By vic syracuse
Some thoughts....

I am not a lawyer by any means, and this is not meant to be advice as much as something to think about for all of us. I have had the occasion to perform prebuys as a result of estate sales over the...
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,562
Posted By vic syracuse
Absolutely the BEST, hands down!

Rob and his family set the tone for the whole crew at AFS. They are just genuine people who love what they are doing and go out of their way to help!
And in the meantime they create some really cool,...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By vic syracuse
Engine pump is suspect

Yes, as Scott says--- the engine driven fuel pump is certainly suspect. Check the overflow drain on it for fuel stains.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-04-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By vic syracuse
PM sent

PM Sent. I may be in florida in the coming week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 94,618
Posted By vic syracuse
Try this one

I've been using the ALFI from Aircraft SPruce for a number of years now. It's a little pricey, but with the random flashing pattern it is really amazing. I had a tower chief come and tell me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow!

Congratulations, Jerry!!!

Vic
Forum: Autopilots 05-02-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By vic syracuse
Make sure the GPS approach has vertical guidance....

Make sure the GPS approach has vertical guidance. Not all of them do.
NMeeds LPV.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By vic syracuse
Some testing I've done...

I have tested the B&C 40 amp vaccum pad alternator on my RV-10 this way to see if it would handle a realistic failure of the main alternator:

Assuming a belt breakage in flight on the main...
Forum: Propellers 05-01-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, balance it

Agree with Walt. The prop is statically balanced. Dynamically balancing it when mated to the engine gives a much smoother feel to it. I have balanced the Cattos down to .02 IPS (sometimes lower, but...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,726
Posted By vic syracuse
They are shipping...

Sorry for the late res[ponse. Was traveling all day yesterday. I know they are aggressiviely shipping new units and trying to catch up. I had been runing test units for them, so I honestly don't know...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By vic syracuse
Take a harder look

Quite honestly, I would be replacing all of them (except for number 2). They are definitely footballed. Did you check for resistance?

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,316
Posted By vic syracuse
RV-12iS has 2

Well, the RV-12iS has 2 boost pumps that have to run continuously, as there is no engine-driven pump on the iS engine.
I haven't noticed the fuel overheating. :)

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,726
Posted By vic syracuse
I Like it!!

I've been flying the new/improved Dynon Transponder this week and I REALLY like it. It displays MUCH more traffic such that I can see the various airport traffic patterns in the Atlanta Class B...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By vic syracuse
Interesting comment. I find the RV-14 with the...

Interesting comment. I find the RV-14 with the I0-390 somewhat of a hot rod. It has the same performance or a little faster than the 10 and climbs are really fun. Sometimes I see over 2200 FPM with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,092
Posted By vic syracuse
Focus on the oil system. Louvers won't help here....

Focus on the oil system. Louvers won't help here. Make sure you have good clean -8 size hoses going to the cooler. It is all about flow, both for the oil and for the air across the cooler.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By vic syracuse
Sold

Sold to Bill. Thanks.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By vic syracuse
SOLD RV-10 Cover

I have a Bruce's Custom Cover for the RV-10. It has been used on and off since 2010 when going to SNF, Oshkosh, and other trips. Otherwise, it mostly stays in the bag. It is silver with black trim...
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By vic syracuse
Mel is right on. Hare's some other...

Mel is right on. Hare's some other thoughts:

What you might consider doing is taking the course BEFORE you apply for the Repairman's Certificate to help the Inspector understand that you have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By vic syracuse
Dave and Carol are both airline Captains, with...

Dave and Carol are both airline Captains, with each of them having extensive military service. I met them at SNF and was really impressed at how genuinely interested they were in the RV's. They are...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,301
Posted By vic syracuse
Prebuy details

I thought I would weigh in on this thread to help with some of the speculation. I have already spoken with the OP. Since I am the person who did the prebuy inspection, I thought I would add some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By vic syracuse
Better suited for jets

I spoke to one of the design engineers at SNF. He said it is more for the airliner market and does not have the same noise cancelling power as the A20. It would not be as good in our rv cockpits....
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,105
Posted By vic syracuse
The switch posted in the prior post is not meant...

The switch posted in the prior post is not meant to be mounted in a panel. It is supposed to be mounted as close to the battery as possible.

Vic
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,105
Posted By vic syracuse
Use an in-line blade fuse holder

Yes, I know the LSE manual has it connected directly to the battery, but I have ALWAYS put an in-line fuse there right at the battery. One of the ones that are made to hold an in-line blade auto fuse...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,703
Posted By vic syracuse
They actually cancelled the air show today,and...

They actually cancelled the air show today,and most vendors were packed up by early afternoon, including Vanís. The really nasty weather spared the airport. The frontal system sure closed off the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By vic syracuse
I had one on my rv-7A and really liked it. Vic

I had one on my rv-7A and really liked it.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,969
Posted By vic syracuse
Iíve been using the large for a funnel for years...

Iíve been using the large for a funnel for years and really like it.

Vic
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,703
Posted By vic syracuse
Just a reminder that AOPA is having a panel...

Just a reminder that AOPA is having a panel discussion on Experimental aircraft in their forum tent at SNF this Thursday at noon. Mitch Lock and I will be participating. I think it is huge that AOPA...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By vic syracuse
Pre-buy

PM sent.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By vic syracuse
I have the Aero-Tow as well. Seems to be the best...

I have the Aero-Tow as well. Seems to be the best price/value and works really well. Specify the longer arms as mentioned above.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,340
Posted By vic syracuse
Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the...

Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the problem has come back it is the tail fairing if you are having to hold as much force as we did before. The best way to check it is to see if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By vic syracuse
I've worked on a couple of RV's that had 10:1...

I've worked on a couple of RV's that had 10:1 pistons in them, and they were beginning to show signs of needing an overhaul between 600-900 hours. Lots of blowby and dark oil.

My opinion, for what...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,021
Posted By vic syracuse
It's not a big deal. Consider them lightening...

It's not a big deal. Consider them lightening holes. :)
It's easier to insure everything stays aligned to just drill them while on the spar.

Vic
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By vic syracuse
The integration between the 2 is fantastic....

The integration between the 2 is fantastic. They've always worked very closely to insure that.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By vic syracuse
They work wonderfully, especially for tieing a...

They work wonderfully, especially for tieing a bunch of shields together.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,616
Posted By vic syracuse
Nice! Congratulations. Vic

Nice! Congratulations.

Vic
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,703
Posted By vic syracuse
I will be there all week with the RV-14 in the...

I will be there all week with the RV-14 in the Van's booth with the rest of the team.
I am also giving a presentation on Condition Inspections on Wednesday, and participating in the AOPA panel on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By vic syracuse
Mike, I am right down on the Southside of Atlanta...

Mike, I am right down on the Southside of Atlanta in a flyin community called Mallards, Landing. I am also the Van's East Coast Rep. I have an RV-10, and the Van's demo RV-14 and RV-12 at Henry...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,341
Posted By vic syracuse
All of Scott's airplane is an example of...

All of Scott's airplane is an example of attention to detail and ease of use. Continental couldn't have asked for a better RV-10 test bed for the diesel engine.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,341
Posted By vic syracuse
Well, I haven't done any FEMA analysis on it, but...

Well, I haven't done any FEMA analysis on it, but after mine broke from a gust of wind and put a hole in the rudder, I made a solid piece similar to the nylon one provided by Flyboys. It hasn't...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,341
Posted By vic syracuse
One example is sold by Flyboy accessories, called...

One example is sold by Flyboy accessories, called the internal rudder stop. Or you can make your own from aluminum. The kit rudder stops have been known to break the rivets in high wind conditions...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By vic syracuse
I wouldn't fret or cause concern where there...

I wouldn't fret or cause concern where there isn't any. :) The 7 happens to be the most popular kit. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By vic syracuse
If it is on the FAA 51% aproved list, kindly show...

If it is on the FAA 51% aproved list, kindly show that to him. It is not needed.

Vic
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-01-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By vic syracuse
The ones spruce has are electric. The original AN...

The ones spruce has are electric. The original AN gauges had no electrical connection.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't know why mine crazed. It got really bad....

I don't know why mine crazed. It got really bad. The interesting thing is that there is another RV-10 on the field that is the same vintage (2009) and it's windshield is crazing with the same...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the...

Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the top cut and a cutoff wheel for the front. Interesting that i used the Cee Bailey windscreen and mine had the annoying bump on the lower right side. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By vic syracuse
Well deserved!

Well deserved!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,957
Posted By vic syracuse
I do them religiously (500 hr mag inspections)....

I do them religiously (500 hr mag inspections). Certainly worth checking all of the moving parts if you have an impulse coupling, as it failing can ruin your engine. The points always get replaced,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,957
Posted By vic syracuse
Mike is flying a TWIN. There's no way I would fly...

Mike is flying a TWIN. There's no way I would fly one of our single-engine airplanes without constantly paying close attention to the propeller, including complying with the manufacture's...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By vic syracuse
I wrote an article for KP that was published last...

I wrote an article for KP that was published last summer on the Thunderbolt engine, which you can probably read in the KP archives if you are interested. I now have 160 hours on mine in the RV-10....
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