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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By RVDan
Do you take the online course before or after the...

Do you take the online course before or after the doc sign off?
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,100
Posted By RVDan
Back to the OP topic- the AC revision. 14CFR...

Back to the OP topic- the AC revision. 14CFR part 91.319(d)3 requires the use of experimental in the radio call, so they canít change the AC without changing the rule, a much more difficult thing to...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,866
Posted By RVDan
I have used SA for several years. In the early...

I have used SA for several years. In the early days download was pretty slow and you could do only thumb drive at a time. Not much of a problem today if you keep these things in mind

1. Use a...
Forum: Reviews 03-31-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By RVDan
Bill white insurance. Been around for years.

Bill white insurance. Been around for years.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,713
Posted By RVDan
Only if it were 1960 would it be good enough. ...

Only if it were 1960 would it be good enough. :D. RG 58- PVC jacketed therefore burns well, and many brands have very poor shielding leading to interference with other systems. Get RG 142 or RG400...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By RVDan
You might want to verify the age of the power...

You might want to verify the age of the power supply. They use electrolytic capicators that donít like to sit in storage unused for long periods of time. I donít have data to support how old is to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,614
Posted By RVDan
That will be nice. Iíll have to try next weekend.

That will be nice. Iíll have to try next weekend.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,614
Posted By RVDan
The last I checked late last year, Dynon has...

The last I checked late last year, Dynon has provided traffic to Foreflight for some time but Foreflight wonít display it. On inquiry with Foreflight, they donít seem motivated to implement that. ...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By RVDan
From the Malfunction database that I revised a...

From the Malfunction database that I revised a few years ago the dry pumps have an MTBF of about 500 to 600 hrs. That said, If you decide to go head with a vacuum system, I have some of the other...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By RVDan
Frederick, KFDK is north and a :40 min drive up...

Frederick, KFDK is north and a :40 min drive up I270 from Bethesda. Outside of the airspace issues.
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,987
Posted By RVDan
Anyone with a Mode S transponder is sending their...

Anyone with a Mode S transponder is sending their N# to ATC all of the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,039
Posted By RVDan
I have: Main wheel bearing conversion- love it no...

I have:
Main wheel bearing conversion- love it no greasing wheel bearings
Nose wheel bearing conversion- same as above plus better axel stack up.
Nose job- might help- hope to never find out
Gust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,582
Posted By RVDan
I am visiting a vendor that does vacuum forming...

I am visiting a vendor that does vacuum forming tomorrow. Iíll check to get an idea of the cost to do a short run.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,582
Posted By RVDan
Iíd love to get a set of these also.

Iíd love to get a set of these also.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By RVDan
I donít know of any electronics (practically...

I donít know of any electronics (practically speaking) that donít live longer if they are kept cooler. Given the proximity to radiated heat from the exhaust, I ran a blast tube. I have a 60 amp,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-02-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By RVDan
Smile Either one would be a good choice logistically...

Either one would be a good choice logistically speaking. Typical hotels available near both and Frederick has rental cars either on airport or Budget/Avis about 200 yds walk off airport. However we...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By RVDan
Never fun to find in any case. :(

Never fun to find in any case. :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By RVDan
Look at it this way, you could have found this...

Look at it this way, you could have found this out the hard way while flying or being grounded somewhere away from home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,107
Posted By RVDan
I used a Setrab on a RV-6 that was completed in...

I used a Setrab on a RV-6 that was completed in 1999 and has been flying since with no problems. The airplane is no longer mine, but a friend owns it. I used the cooler with some consideration. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,526
Posted By RVDan
I did this on my -6A to reduce cold air. Got...

I did this on my -6A to reduce cold air. Got some lightweight rubberized fabric from local place and sewed up a pair and glued in place to the fuselage side wall. I tied the fabric through a slot...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,776
Posted By RVDan
After having the experience of building and then...

After having the experience of building and then having to sell due to moving around for jobs, I decided to buy and already built airplane. As an A&P/IA and previous builder I did my own rebuy and...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By RVDan
The nut is on a stud threaded in the sump. ...

The nut is on a stud threaded in the sump. Remove the nut, nothing bad should happen.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,526
Posted By RVDan
Thanks. Learn something new every day.

Thanks. Learn something new every day.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,526
Posted By RVDan
Not to hijack the thread, but what are the safety...

Not to hijack the thread, but what are the safety wired plugs going into the case about where the lifter bodies would be? I've never seen them before.

The athletes foot stuff sounds like it should...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,218
Posted By RVDan
The DTMís can use a machined crimp pin also, in...

The DTMís can use a machined crimp pin also, in 20 ga size. These are the same pins used in typical mil cannon plugs. I used the silver plated ones for power applications and gold for signal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By RVDan
Normal. Wonít hear them when the engine is...

Normal. Wonít hear them when the engine is turning.
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,690
Posted By RVDan
Iíd be curious how Ti does under Dan Hís burner...

Iíd be curious how Ti does under Dan Hís burner test. It autoignites at 2200 degrees f and powder or grindings ignite at 480 deg F. http://archpdfs.lps.org/Chemicals/Titanium%20metal.pdf

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By RVDan
One thing I havenít seen mentioned is to be sure...

One thing I havenít seen mentioned is to be sure you are using 135 degree split tip bits for aluminum sheet. That helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By RVDan
+1 on replacing the bit. A lot of folks donít...

+1 on replacing the bit. A lot of folks donít realize that if you drop a bit on the floor (concrete) and it hits on the point, it is likely trash. I have watched people put their drill down with the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By RVDan
You will probably get varying opinions, but...

You will probably get varying opinions, but removing the upper cowl for preflight is something I donít do. Just like most Cessnas or some Pipers where you just get a glimpse in the oil door, you use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By RVDan
Let me give this a try. The manifold pressure...

Let me give this a try. The manifold pressure gage is likely being affected by RF from the com radio. First place to check: Either the manifold gage or sender has a bad ground or connection on the...
Forum: Safety 10-18-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,385
Posted By RVDan
A great write up. I have one comment. On the...

A great write up. I have one comment. On the point of a fire extinguisher, the only method that has proven effective is water to cool the thermal overheat condition. The smoke vents due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,022
Posted By RVDan
Just confirming that the "published procedure" is...

Just confirming that the "published procedure" is from VPWLD to VPENO to SC00 crossing the runway midfield for a left downwind for 03. Downwind held close in not past the western side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,022
Posted By RVDan
If the weather cooperates, I intend to be there...

If the weather cooperates, I intend to be there the morning of and leave shortly thereafter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,587
Posted By RVDan
Congratultions!! Help prove that there really is...

Congratultions!! Help prove that there really is better living through chemistry.:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By RVDan
Great write up!! It was wood to hear a hands on...

Great write up!! It was wood to hear a hands on report of the procedures getting into and out of the FRZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,552
Posted By RVDan
If you have ever discharged a dry powder...

If you have ever discharged a dry powder extinguisher and had the wind blow the powder back at you, you would understand that breathing this powder is downright disabling. I can't see how these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By RVDan
Of course, yes they are conical washers, not wave...

Of course, yes they are conical washers, not wave washers- I had another application in mind. My bad:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By RVDan
There is a wave washer that creates the preload...

There is a wave washer that creates the preload gradually when the nut is tightened. If that washer has been crushed to the point that there is no wave anymore, then the breakout will increase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 108,245
Posted By RVDan
OK, I know the 200 KT club is getting...

OK, I know the 200 KT club is getting old:rolleyes:, and I have been there quite a few times, but just thought I post this one that is firmly past 200KT. Just so I can say I'm in. Don't kibbitz the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By RVDan
I used one of these for my carb heat control....

I used one of these for my carb heat control. After the cable failed 2x right at the clamp, I changed to another method of terminating the cable. Failures were in less than 50 hrs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,232
Posted By RVDan
Up until last year, only Taylor hall had air...

Up until last year, only Taylor hall had air conditioning. I stayed in Gruenhagen last year and the rooms were air conditioned. Now several other dorms are air conditioned and I know they have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 390,845
Posted By RVDan
http://i66.tinypic.com/155lwex.jpg At...

http://i66.tinypic.com/155lwex.jpg

At Cumberland, MD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By RVDan
There are lots of torque wrench options- just few...

There are lots of torque wrench options- just few cheap ones. Check snap on for a dial or digital type. Find the snap on one you want and check eBay.

It is typically not recommended to use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,205
Posted By RVDan
14CFR Part 21.19 refers to changes in type...

14CFR Part 21.19 refers to changes in type design. Experimental aircraft do not have a type design, and therefore 21.93 does not apply. Your limitations likely state that major changes require you...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,395
Posted By RVDan
The problem sounds an awful much like a ground...

The problem sounds an awful much like a ground issue. Have you checked all grounds to .25 milli ohms? You can't do this with a regular ohmmeter. There Is an adapter to make a cheap milliohmeter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By RVDan
I have the Robbins single pipe carb heat muff and...

I have the Robbins single pipe carb heat muff and ran it to the Vans valve but have the leaks sealed up at the Vans valve so all air comes in through the muff. The temp rise is about the same. Keep...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,311
Posted By RVDan
The KT-76A's are loosing their value very...

The KT-76A's are loosing their value very quickly. If you get a new transponder to support ADS-B out you won't likely need 2 spares. On the other hand, you can get KT-76A spares cheap....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-12-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,149
Posted By RVDan
The Lycoming operators manual shows the normal...

The Lycoming operators manual shows the normal fuel pressure range between .5 and 8 psi. My airplane runs between 4 and 6 for the electric pump and the same for the mechanical pump.

.5 PSI would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,659
Posted By RVDan
Brian, From personal experience, I know that no...

Brian,

From personal experience, I know that no words can comfort. But, medical techniques and technology are making untreatable cancers treatable and treatable cancers curable. Best wishes, my...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-04-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,750
Posted By RVDan
I just tape down .003" thick Mylar. The resin...

I just tape down .003" thick Mylar. The resin releases easily from the mylar and is will form a shape without wrinkles.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,749
Posted By RVDan
Sometimes despite best efforts to keep systems...

Sometimes despite best efforts to keep systems truly independent, there is something that is missed that will provide a common mode failure of otherwise dual redundant systems. Often that is the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,980
Posted By RVDan
I might suggest rising the aircraft with both...

I might suggest rising the aircraft with both gear off the ground, then using the builder manual, check the toe in/out and gear leg straightness. You can also verify which gear leg has the problem. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By RVDan
Diaphragm type switches are reliability used in...

Diaphragm type switches are reliability used in aerospace applications. Stewart Warner/hobbs switches are used in many GA airplanes for fuel and oil pressure. Might give them a try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,873
Posted By RVDan
Here is a link to an interesting video on fuel...

Here is a link to an interesting video on fuel pump operation.

https://youtu.be/PYKoLUsTJU4

Discusses basic operation with great graphics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By RVDan
If you go into the ACS paper catalog, you can...

If you go into the ACS paper catalog, you can order just about any cable you want custom made. The online site doesn't give you all of the options available for cables. You can specify both ends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,866
Posted By RVDan
Anyone run a dye check on it to see if they are...

Anyone run a dye check on it to see if they are actually cracks?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-13-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By RVDan
Looks great. Make sure the room is ventilated so...

Looks great. Make sure the room is ventilated so that fumes do not get to flame sources, like heaters.
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,926
Posted By RVDan
The Trigg transponder is TSO and the GPS420W is...

The Trigg transponder is TSO and the GPS420W is TSO'd. Maybe that is it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,633
Posted By RVDan
This video demonstrates that a slightly rough...

This video demonstrates that a slightly rough surface can be lower drag than a smooth surface.

http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/ifluids/videos/32599-fluid-dynamics-of-drag-part-1
Forum: Primers 12-11-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,161
Posted By RVDan
Try this- my favorite and readily available, but...

Try this- my favorite and readily available, but may be hazmat shipping.

http://www.skygeek.com/ppg-aerospace-prc-desoto-515k011-green-super-koropon-fluid-resistant-interior-primer.html
Forum: Safety 12-11-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,690
Posted By RVDan
The main reason for the fire shield is to (a)...

The main reason for the fire shield is to (a) protect the lines from excess heat during normal operation and (b) lengthen the time that the lines will withstand a fire before becoming compromised. ...
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