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Forum: RV-10 08-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Dbro172
4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one...

4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one time I attempted to purchase the spare parts to have on hand in the event I need to change out the tire and recall it was difficult to source the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Dbro172
What you are suggesting is what I did, if I...

What you are suggesting is what I did, if I recall correctly, and it worked fine. Remember, instead of bending the tubing, you can also add 90 degree safe air quick disconnect fittings. I used some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Dbro172
Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to...

Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to the top cowl. If you are using vans standard material, with multiple joints, chances are they are not. Try installing McFarlane cowl saver material,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Dbro172
Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously...

Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously knot. Will it be better than an 0-320, RV-6,7,9; probably so. Those narrow bodies haul but. Put a light two blade whirlwind constant speed on and it...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,361
Posted By Dbro172
Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out...

Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out to the left in cruise, needing just a dab of pressure on left rudder in cruise. Applied about 1Ē length of the Cleveland trim tab wedge to the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Dbro172
I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl...

I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl Saver material and saw a drastic improvement in cooling. I was able to make each side and rear baffle out of one continuous piece (3 pieces total)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,594
Posted By Dbro172
The vents under the fuselage point forward so the...

The vents under the fuselage point forward so the airflow pressurizes the tank in flight and should draw the fuel ďplugĒ out of the vent line. Once I did notice fuel dripping from the vents, on a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By Dbro172
Performance Comparrison

combing through the thousands of data points from the G3X SD card I grabbed a comparison from todays flight vs. almost a year ago of similar DA and percent power. The data below is are averages from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dbro172
RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM...

RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM Left, 50 RPM Right. YMMV
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your...

Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your prop. I did my 3 blade catto about a month ago and reduced vibration from .17 IPS to .02 IPS in less than an hour.
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,831
Posted By Dbro172
My experience with props, unofficial no testing...

My experience with props, unofficial no testing involved, just what I ďhearĒ.

Cessna 182 - change McCauley 2 blade to MT 2 blade; MT 2 blade noticeably quieter. (More engine and exhaust sound than...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By Dbro172
With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the...

With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the throttle and go around! Maybe even practice some go arounds first.

Hey, my 1000th post! Cool
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Dbro172
Can you post some pictures of your baffles and...

Can you post some pictures of your baffles and cowl inlets? I chased this with every suggestion and when i finally switched to McFarlane cowl saver baffle seals and made sure that they were fully...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,193
Posted By Dbro172
Of course you can by that combination. The...

Of course you can by that combination. The specíd cowl for the IO-320 is the O-360 cowl. The O-360 cowl has a deeper and wider bottom inlet than the O-320 cowl. (And will accept an FI setup on an...
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Dbro172
For what plane? I wasnít aware of a Garmin YD...

For what plane? I wasnít aware of a Garmin YD system other than for the RV-10. But for the purpose of CWS, seems if you left the YD engaged you could leave your feet on the floor.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-23-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Dbro172
Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start...

Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start anyway. Might as well order an extra elevator trim tab skin while you are at it, takes a couple tries on the bending;) good luck, let me know if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Dbro172
A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. ...

A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. Another option is to glue/rtv/epoxy a narrow aluminum strip to the inside of the fiberglass. Just something for the rivet to bite on. After you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By Dbro172
Jesse Saint 10575 SW 147th Circle Dunnellon, FL...

Jesse Saint
10575 SW 147th Circle
Dunnellon, FL 34432
jesse@saintaviation.com
Phone: 352-427-0285
Fax: 815-377-3694
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dbro172
If you go with Pmags now you will never have to...

If you go with Pmags now you will never have to fret about doing the change later;)

When you install on your place be sure to run all the wires to the cockpit to either run the EIcomander or the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dbro172
I dont know what the bugs are like down in FLA...

I dont know what the bugs are like down in FLA but I would not want to clean around VGís up here. A wipe down of the wings is a standard post flight routine here in the summer months. From the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,144
Posted By Dbro172
Did you install the jumper (piece of wire)...

Did you install the jumper (piece of wire) between pins 2 and 3, or not?

This jumper runs the A curve, which is retarded more than the B curve. Another option is use the B curve and use the EICAD...
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, new prop with NLE. I believe this model has...

Yes, new prop with NLE. I believe this model has been out for a couple years. I had it pitched as a cruise prop and is a 67x71. Typically they would pitch an 0-320 as a 67x70. Previoulsy I could...
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Dbro172
Balanced Prop

I recently installed a new three blade Catto and since I haven’t balanced my prop since 2014 I thought it would be a good idea. (I removed old weight prior to installing new prop). I dont know of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dbro172
I believe that setup is for the CC340 but that is...

I believe that setup is for the CC340 but that is a good picture of the parts you will need. The hole in that nozzle is quite a bit larger than my stock 0-320 nozzle, i tried it and it ran kind of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dbro172
Try aerosport power they may give you a list of...

Try aerosport power they may give you a list of parts. There are a couple gaskets and lock washers with tabs that need replacing once you pull the carb apart. One of the gaskets is a tiny gasket on...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dbro172
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Dbro172
Walt, Can you share what panel mods are...

Walt,

Can you share what panel mods are required to make the swap? It looks like maybe just rounding out the corners a bit?? Reason I ask is that my panel has a clear coat over the paint and even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,047
Posted By Dbro172
Agree for the most part but, could add that there...

Agree for the most part but, could add that there is a difference in how the control surfaces are constructed on the 3,4,6,7,8 vs. the 9,10,14. The Ailerons, Flaps, Elevators & Rudder trailing edges...
Forum: RV-4 02-27-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dbro172
Did you install the shutter on the front or rear...

Did you install the shutter on the front or rear of the oil cooler?
Forum: Autopilots 02-21-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,792
Posted By Dbro172
I think it is a great unit, i started my build...

I think it is a great unit, i started my build with a g3X system and integrated Trio pro pilot (prior to the gmc305/307 head unit). The problem i found at that time (circa 2014) is that it would not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Dbro172
Maybe, but not necessarily the track as much as...

Maybe, but not necessarily the track as much as the plastic block that slides on the track. Maybe a combination of both. I recall you can modify the track a little bit by pushing out the threaded...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dbro172
You dont need a helper, just push that skin back...

You dont need a helper, just push that skin back and get your rivet gun in there, dont kink the skin. For those overdriven rivets the hole is probably bored out too big now for an AN3, if you drill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Dbro172
Follow your intuition and keep massaging it into...

Follow your intuition and keep massaging it into place. The plexi will bow it back out, I think 1/2Ē is a stretch, but some, in the -9A plans it said how much to account for this and it seemed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dbro172
Try contacting PHunt here on the forums, he has...

Try contacting PHunt here on the forums, he has an RV-6, RV-6A and a T6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Dbro172
Way to go. I did a similar thing, built my...

Way to go. I did a similar thing, built my plane, flew it for awhile, sold it, then bought it back. Glad to have it back, only difference was it had 60 more hours on it and a new N number!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Dbro172
Nope, never heard any buzzing. Come to think of...

Nope, never heard any buzzing. Come to think of it, my TCW backup battery has worked flawlessly since first flight in 2014. Have never touched it or plugged the charger into it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By Dbro172
Does it matter if you have an air oil separator? ...

Does it matter if you have an air oil separator? I assume so. I am running an ASA vacuum valve (and bypass) and ASA air oil separator, oil consumption is almost zilch. I had it removed for awhile...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 340,724
Posted By Dbro172
New prop

Finally settled on a prop. Definitely quieter than the two-blade variants, mostly hear the engine now. After I can get some more flights in will report out on differences from two blade Catto and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Dbro172
Iíve seen instances where people have formed a...

Iíve seen instances where people have formed a blister in the cowl for clearance, Have you seen this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=14876

By the way, I see you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Dbro172
Do you have the O-320 cowl or O-360 cowl. I...

Do you have the O-320 cowl or O-360 cowl. I believe IO-320 is supposed to use the O-360 cowl, which has a larger scoop on the bottom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,870
Posted By Dbro172
Hindsight, wish I would have gone with a -9...

Hindsight, wish I would have gone with a -9 Tailwheel. How about a -9 with a YIO-360-M1B with Smooth bottom cowl, maybe some big tires up front and a baby bushwheel in the back, that would be cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Dbro172
Yes. I ended up removing mine completely. Then...

Yes. I ended up removing mine completely. Then in the winter I add some foil tape as needed, to balance the cylinders.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-19-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 43,264
Posted By Dbro172
8130-6.... would that apply to going from a...

8130-6.... would that apply to going from a Ground adjustable whirlwind to a Catto?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Dbro172
Off plan, or not?

Do you know how each of these options will bolt up to the standard firewall forward kit and/or what deviations and fiberglass work might be needed to make it work?

....Canít go wrong with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By Dbro172
The heat enters the cabin into a duct/plenum of...

The heat enters the cabin into a duct/plenum of sorts on the cockpit side of the firewall... the same shroud that covers the fuel pump. The precut slices in this plenum need to be opened up / flared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By Dbro172
Did you flare open the inlets on the cockpit side...

Did you flare open the inlets on the cockpit side where the heat box enters the cabin? If your inlet is on the back left cylinder, it is the same as the rest of ours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By Dbro172
Vans sells one: ...

Vans sells one: https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1513557888-282-249&browse=heatvent&product=air-routing-devices.

Before adding a second inlet you could also just try wyeíing...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-12-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,679
Posted By Dbro172
I rarely see IAS in knots above the 130ís in...

I rarely see IAS in knots above the 130ís in cruise. Typical KTAS in cruise at 8 gph is around 150 +/-. In the cold air now I can easily get in the yellow arc at low altitudes. Top end is 160 KTAS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dbro172
Iím sure its been well poste here but iíll Start...

Iím sure its been well poste here but iíll Start over. Average daily trip:

Canopy Cover
Cowlplugs
Chocks
Gust lock
Tie down rings and ratchets (ground anchors when necessary)
Oil
Funnel
Toilet paper
Forum: Midwest 12-01-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Dbro172
Nope, KJKJ

Nope, KJKJ
Forum: Midwest 11-30-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Dbro172
If youíre ever in Fargo, I am here. Flying RV-9A...

If youíre ever in Fargo, I am here. Flying RV-9A that I built in the Hangar and an -8 tail project with all the tools in the garage.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,760
Posted By Dbro172
Where is best place to insert the borescope to...

Where is best place to insert the borescope to get photos like these, bottom plugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By Dbro172
You really dont need a conduit. Every rib is...

You really dont need a conduit. Every rib is accessible from the access holes in the bottom of the wing, or through the wing tip. Itís a one time deal, you run these wires once and then never use...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Dbro172
They do all sorts of goofy stuff and in my case...

They do all sorts of goofy stuff and in my case wasnít consistent or duplicable (is that a word?). Probes arenít cheap but try a new one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dbro172
Carb heat air comes in ahead of the filter, like...

Carb heat air comes in ahead of the filter, like normal intake air. Alternate air bypasses the filter.... at least in my setup, vans standard issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dbro172
Hereís mine https://youtu.be/YhsEx4_Z9v0

Hereís mine

https://youtu.be/YhsEx4_Z9v0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Dbro172
The bottom of the plexi is a good distance North...

The bottom of the plexi is a good distance North of that crack, almost looks like the plexi would have had to push inward, not outward for that crack to open up like that. I know that I have a bead...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-30-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,533
Posted By Dbro172
Way to Go!

Congrats Bruce, well deserved. I know your build log has helped many folks along the way.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Dbro172
IO-360-M1B is the common engine for the smooth...

IO-360-M1B is the common engine for the smooth bottom cowl. 180hp Fuel-Injected, parallel valve, horizontal induction IO-360.
Forum: Midwest 10-27-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Dbro172
Appears to be one home for sale currently at...

Appears to be one home for sale currently at parkland estates, just North of Erie. And a couple places for sale at Erie Airport (KEIK)... One of them is very cool, for a cool $3.5M. Both these...
Forum: Primers 10-24-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Dbro172
Same here. Hard to beat this stuff. Shipped...

Same here. Hard to beat this stuff. Shipped right to my (then) door in San Diego from ACS in Corona.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dbro172
Just a heads up; consider where your RPM sensor...

Just a heads up; consider where your RPM sensor is coming from. If it is coming off one of your magnetos, it may be easier to replace the magneto that doesnít have the rpm sensor. I installed my...
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