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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Raymo
SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the...

SAF-AIR now makes a stainless version of the CAV-110 but ACS doesn't yet show they carry it, even though I asked well over a year ago.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Raymo
I converted my mid-time O360-A4M out of Piper...

I converted my mid-time O360-A4M out of Piper Archer to AFP FI while building.

Pro: Able to run LOP in cruise.
Con: $4k-$5k in parts.

Tom of TSFlightlines just happened to be on the same field at...
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Raymo
The ARINC box is only needed to feed GPS data...

The ARINC box is only needed to feed GPS data from the 650/530W to something like a G5, G3X, autopilot, etc.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Raymo
Miller, Download the engine data and upload it...

Miller,

Download the engine data and upload it to Savvy Analysis (https://www.savvyanalysis.com/home) for review. Allow the data to be shared and post a link here.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-09-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Raymo
Actually, the -1.4 is to bring move the base...

Actually, the -1.4 is to bring move the base timing from 26.4 to 25° BTDC. The light weight prop in the latest revision is handled by the software to fire at 5 degrees after TDC to avoid kick-back....
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Raymo
Adding to Gary's excellent response, I'd give the...

Adding to Gary's excellent response, I'd give the proseal at least 72 hours to cure before pressure testing. The removal, repair and re-install can be done in 8 man hours, however.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By Raymo
Assuming you mean CHT (EGT numbers don't matter...

Assuming you mean CHT (EGT numbers don't matter much in this context). Is your engine fuel injected? If so, what is the GAMI spread?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By Raymo
Mags can be repaired in the field but you'll need...

Mags can be repaired in the field but you'll need the appropriate tools and knowledge. Plugs with high resistance (> 4000 ohms) can cause the coil to go bad. Age of plugs is not a problem, hours of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Raymo
Once on gear and/or wings installed, everything...

Once on gear and/or wings installed, everything slows down. Climbing in/out is more difficult and walking around wings... you get the idea.
Forum: COMM 11-21-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Raymo
The above statements seem to contradict each...

The above statements seem to contradict each other. When in ISO mode, only the pilot should hear anything and in Crew mode, only pilot and co-pilot can hear each other. Sounds like you saying: In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By Raymo
Wifi to the hangar

I'm using two directional antennas (https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-NanoStation-loco-M5-Wireless/dp/B00HXT8FPS/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Ubiquiti+Loco&qid=1574353347&sr=8-8) from the FBO to my hangar for...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-14-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,361
Posted By Raymo
These will not work with the Superior cold air...

These will not work with the Superior cold air induction sump unless you do as others in this thread and have the tubes cut, install the flanges, and weld back together again. That is my plan, when...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Raymo
Likely compensating for a cross wind. I almost...

Likely compensating for a cross wind. I almost never touch my roll trim but find I need to after the AP has adjusted it during XC.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Raymo
Agree with Ralph. .032 is fine for the patching....

Agree with Ralph. .032 is fine for the patching. See AC 43.13 for proper methods....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Raymo
Lycon can also provide a cam that is better...

Lycon can also provide a cam that is better suited to your compression ratio. Port and polish helps with mixture distribution. Triple grind on the valve seats, they say, adds another 5 HP.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Raymo
I've had to replace all my triple flash AeroLEDs...

I've had to replace all my triple flash AeroLEDs with the newer version, as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Raymo
1) Check primer is closed and locked. 2) Close...

1) Check primer is closed and locked.
2) Close off primer port(s) to exclude a leaking primer pump.
3) Check for induction leaks. MAP should be ~12" at idle. Higher could indicate a leak.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Raymo
Lycon is a good source for modified cylinders.

Lycon is a good source for modified cylinders.
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Raymo
Minor correction. The manual states a 5A breaker...

Minor correction. The manual states a 5A breaker for AP servos. Page 2-5 of the 15_4 (AE) manual.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,235
Posted By Raymo
The Dynon battery is Lithium Ion. Nobody should...

The Dynon battery is Lithium Ion. Nobody should have a LiPo battery in their airplane, IMO.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,730
Posted By Raymo
Another data point: My PP 60 amp internally...

Another data point:

My PP 60 amp internally regulated alternator failed after 340 hrs (purchased in 2016). They replaced it under warranty and it would have been very easy to put the new one on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Raymo
Not quite correct about Slick mags. They...

Not quite correct about Slick mags. They recommend checking the timing every annual/100 hrs because internal parts wear and timing may move by a degree or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,777
Posted By Raymo
No insulation on my firewall, inside or out. No...

No insulation on my firewall, inside or out. No regrets but an engine fire might change my mind. I spared no expense on TSFlightlines fuel, oil and brake lines and inspect everything during oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Raymo
Try adding a little carb heat, which may help...

Try adding a little carb heat, which may help with mixture distribution. Also consider a larger main jet (discussed many times here).
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Raymo
Easily done but, as mentioned above, the seat...

Easily done but, as mentioned above, the seat belts are the limiting factor. I gained about 1.5" in my -7A with Crow harnesses.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,842
Posted By Raymo
F4 tape...

F4 tape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,128
Posted By Raymo
Some else to consider is readability. The first...

Some else to consider is readability. The first one I bought from Amazon was useless in sunlight and the digits were upside-down. The second is readable in sunlight and the digits can be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By Raymo
Use a plum-bob to mark the 70" with the aircraft...

Use a plum-bob to mark the 70" with the aircraft level, then measure back from there to your firewall and other locations. You'll need to do this for the landing gear too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By Raymo
A condition inspection must be performed prior to...

A condition inspection must be performed prior to first flight (and DAR sign-off), which would entail a compression check.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Raymo
Check the fitting in your cylinder where you get...

Check the fitting in your cylinder where you get the MAP and make sure it either has a very small hole you, as Bill R recommends, install a rivet with a small hole drilled in it to stabilize MAP...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,739
Posted By Raymo
Correct. You can also disconnect the MAP line and...

Correct. You can also disconnect the MAP line and it will not advance. I recently configured the P-Mags for an RV-8 with 10.5:1 CR using the PC application (ver 4) provided by EMag and set Adv Shift...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,492
Posted By Raymo
You will need a GAD-29 (not 29B, which is the...

You will need a GAD-29 (not 29B, which is the certified, and more expensive, version) to get full functionality of the 430W into the G5. It also needs RS-232 for MAPX, which provides limited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By Raymo
Ditto for the cooling inlets but I peeled the...

Ditto for the cooling inlets but I peeled the outer layer of rubber off to allow more flexibility. Also only clamped on the plenum side.
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-25-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Raymo
ACS carries a Rapco vacuum system kit, which...

ACS carries a Rapco vacuum system kit, which includes Rapco Silicone hoses (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconehose.php?clickkey=2327548).

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By Raymo
Check Amazon for marine grade heat shrink...

Check Amazon for marine grade heat shrink (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=marine+grade+heat+shrink+tubing&crid=3FK4AYOSESAKL&sprefix=marine+grade+%2Caps%2C168&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_13).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Raymo
Dual Dynon SV1000T screens with synVis so I have...

Dual Dynon SV1000T screens with synVis so I have the basic subscription ($99, I think). I purchased a refurb iPad Mini 4 just for FF but used just my iPhone for quite some time and now rarely pull...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By Raymo
I've been flying for nearly 2.5 years. After...

I've been flying for nearly 2.5 years. After reviewing what it would take to upgrade, I opted to keep my current setup.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Raymo
Response above...

Response above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By Raymo
If I recall, 6061-T4 / T6 would be too brittle to...

If I recall, 6061-T4 / T6 would be too brittle to bend vs 2024-T3. The bend at the bottom adds rigidity to the panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Raymo
+1 for Carl's recommendation. Skyview linked to...

+1 for Carl's recommendation.

Skyview linked to FF on my iPhone gives me traffic call-outs and the 500' (GPS) AGL as well. Skyview itself will only say "Traffic" at this point in time but I imagine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Raymo
I have a FP prop so don't pay as much attention...

I have a FP prop so don't pay as much attention to MAP as I likely should but here are my cruise numbers. Dual P-Mags programmed using the Emag EICAD application (v4).

2550 RPM = 155 KTAS @ 7.5 - 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,854
Posted By Raymo
The Raider and Rocket kits are not pre-punched,...

The Raider and Rocket kits are not pre-punched, as are the other newer Vans designs. Ray built his very quickly but he is retired, is an old A&P with tons of experience (also built a RV-7 and rebuilt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By Raymo
The wheel pants must be custom fit for every...

The wheel pants must be custom fit for every build. Sounds like whoever did the trimming/fitting on yours didn't quite get it right. Whether to fix it or not is entirely up to you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Raymo
This tool from Amazon...

This tool from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tools-11477-Ratcheting-Terminal/dp/B0069TRKJ0/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_469_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GRSTGF5NAFZ1V3W4CXP6) does a great job crimping...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,546
Posted By Raymo
You'll want to leave the harness connected. Mine...

You'll want to leave the harness connected. Mine are just tie wrapped under the cowling for easy access through the oil door. I've adjusted mine a few times for Adv Shift and Max Adv and happy with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Raymo
Another vote for the 2nd access hole. Vans sells...

Another vote for the 2nd access hole. Vans sells a repair kit for < $10 to cover the hole and is already pre-punched and includes the sealed pop rivets.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Raymo
Pick up a roll of F4 tape on Amazon...

Pick up a roll of F4 tape on Amazon...
Forum: ADS-B 06-24-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Raymo
You might want to consider the Trig TT31, which...

You might want to consider the Trig TT31, which will slide into the KT76A tray. You'll still need to connect the optional GPS receiver and antenna, though.

8-10 hours is typical for the installation...
Forum: Primers 06-21-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By Raymo
If you plan to paint the plane, do not apply...

If you plan to paint the plane, do not apply Corrosion-X. Wait until after painting.
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Raymo
I have had very good results from this tool set...

I have had very good results from this tool set...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By Raymo
I set mine at the widest range possible and was...

I set mine at the widest range possible and was still not happy with the onset of tones. While working with VAC, I re-did the calibration and set it at 3 knots above actual stall speed. It now works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,693
Posted By Raymo
As requested from this other thread...

As requested from this other thread...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-12-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By Raymo
PM me if you'd like a short video of my AFP setup...

PM me if you'd like a short video of my AFP setup with the 90 degree elbow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By Raymo
Do you have the ALT fail light/indicator hooked...

Do you have the ALT fail light/indicator hooked up? My PP failed while on approach a couple months ago. Sent it in to Hartzel and they sent back a new unit (under warranty). While waiting for the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Raymo
Fuel inject will help with running LOP for best...

Fuel inject will help with running LOP for best GPH. Electronic ignition also helps in this area.

I've done many 4 hour legs and a couple days with two 4 hour legs (Savannah, GA > San Antonio, TX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Raymo
I can't be sure but I have found that closing...

I can't be sure but I have found that closing Foreflight after it made its initial connection would result in no ADS-B data after restarting FF. Flight plan transfer continued to work. Had to power...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Raymo
SB direct...

SB direct link:

http://www.dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_060619.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By Raymo
Guessing this is the aft end of the canopy and...

Guessing this is the aft end of the canopy and the rivet heads have sheared off, likely from twisting of the canopy by lifting from the side vs the center.

I'd consider using either epoxy/flox mix...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Raymo
That additional information on counters makes it...

That additional information on counters makes it quite perplexing. Next time you fly, be sure to have a USB drive (tested to work) and hit the 2 and 7 buttons to save a screen shot on each. Send...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Raymo
Not sure, Gary, but worth confirming. Also check...

Not sure, Gary, but worth confirming. Also check that both screens are using the same RX/TX port numbers.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Raymo
The ADS-B in box is connected to both screens. I...

The ADS-B in box is connected to both screens. I suspect you may have a loose connection on the secondary screen.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,242
Posted By Raymo
Here's my -7A at nearly full throttle but not at...

Here's my -7A at nearly full throttle but not at cruise ALT.

At 10.5k, I cruise at 2550 RPM, 160 KTAS and 8 GPH. Lower at 8.5k same RPM but only 155 KTAS and 8 GPH.

https://i.imgur.com/m9ItG5kl.png
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