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Forum: Tools Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By BillL
They offer different wheels. It looks like a...

They offer different wheels.

It looks like a purchase of tubing is in my future!
Forum: Interiors Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By BillL
Top Notch

I did the same. A very well thought out kit and design of the components, and precision of fit. Not to mention they look fantastic. I had one hiccup with the off center flap rod bearing being on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By BillL
I found the same issue.

I bent the line a little closer to the case (block of wood and a hammer YMMV) and the result was a small gap (1mm) between the alternator-line-case. 40 hrs with regular inspections indicate that it...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-13-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By BillL
I am waiting for an invitation. :-)

I am waiting for an invitation. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By BillL
Usually oil goes down, and chasing sometimes...

Usually oil goes down, and chasing sometimes means repair non leaking areas:o. A seasoned A&P helped me with the guidance of starting at the top and working down sealing possible leaks. I had to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By BillL
D, I had the same issue on my 7 tipper. that sub...

D, I had the same issue on my 7 tipper. that sub panel is in three pieces and lousy stiffness - (eyeball FEA evaluation). I might suggest an angle all along it's bottom edge for stiffness. Riveted of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,665
Posted By BillL
Absolutely not. Use distilled, no dissolved...

Absolutely not. Use distilled, no dissolved solids, or get a TDS meter and use something less than 100 ppm.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By BillL
+1 Hanson Rivets has the 3/32 size. Ample...

+1 Hanson Rivets has the 3/32 size. Ample selection. Buy direct from manufacturer.


+1 yep, that stop is for the 6 rudder,the original one (aka: short). Do some VAF research and you will find a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By BillL
I found that on my 7 intersection fairing there...

I found that on my 7 intersection fairing there were uneven surfaces on the aluminum contact side. Sometimes drips, or extra layers of reinforcement, and I kept fitting and sanding until it fit...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By BillL
This happened to me on the tip-up plexiglass...

This happened to me on the tip-up plexiglass work. Ugly. 70's when done, but dipped into 60's in the garage overnight and would not set. Ended up with some heat gun damage on the canopy while heating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By BillL
I am not sure of a name, Ed, but from my...

I am not sure of a name, Ed, but from my statistics in product reliability and testing (fading rapidly with age) if something shows up repeatedly in small (valid and representative) samples that is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 32,662
Posted By BillL
Here is the DanH thread on his PP connector...

Here is the DanH thread on his PP connector issue
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=125262&highlight=plane+power
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By BillL
Respectfully: There is more to the PM vs wire...

Respectfully: There is more to the PM vs wire wound story. The torque per amp is much higher for the equivilant PM design. ref (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781439859018) There is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 56,399
Posted By BillL
Funny, Rian made a quiet remark about the "15"...

Funny, Rian made a quiet remark about the "15" taking his time at the OSH Banquet. Maybe a joke, I did not get a sense of his humor to judge. Smart guy who pays attention though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,624
Posted By BillL
It will be the same in 3 months. :D Thanks for...

It will be the same in 3 months. :D

Thanks for doing it. Many will still not believe it. Silly.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,665
Posted By BillL
Not a setback at all, just part of the...

Not a setback at all, just part of the development process.

From my experience, if the crown was not melted, then it is a deficiency of skirt cooling. Obvious, but it would mean the piston cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By BillL
Ease of installation and perfect fit was the...

Ease of installation and perfect fit was the goal, one not to be compromised!

You did a really nice and clean installation, well done! It was a real pleasure to me you and the family at OSH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By BillL
TMI

OMG, George . . . I thought you had disappeared!!

See my edit additions above. I am not sure the inlets/cover will fit the short cowl. Dimensions matter in this case and some measurements would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,309
Posted By BillL
Tom, this was my thought too. I researched O2...

Tom, this was my thought too. I researched O2 intensifier systems that used air pressure to operate the O2 side of the pump. They would pump to 3000 psi from 100 on the tank. There were no listed...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-04-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By BillL
This is not an unusual dilemma, some peel ply...

This is not an unusual dilemma, some peel ply could avoid some sanding, or use slow hardener and let it set a bit before adding the glass layer. It will bond if still sticky.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By BillL
$3500 new and apparently very hard to get!...

$3500 new and apparently very hard to get! Perfect for someones restoration of certified aircraft. Might take a while to link with a buyer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By BillL
If your wings are not installed, then the zero is...

If your wings are not installed, then the zero is when the trailing edge center is aligned with the bulk of the tooling holes in the end of the wing.

The diameter of the up stop is variable, not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 32,662
Posted By BillL
Greg, are we to assume you already checked the...

Greg, are we to assume you already checked the connector as it is a common failure mode?

Did PP honor the warranty?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,309
Posted By BillL
Numbers to clarify . . .

A JD tank has 18 person hours of O2 at 2200 psi.
A single K tank (249 ft^3) can "fill" a JD 6 times, diminishing the person hours each fill. Assumes the JD is empty - 300 psi, and using MH digital...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By BillL
Another data point.

I have the SJ MK-3 FAB with the K&N E-0995 cone filter. This filter flange gets cut down to limit the diameter. The alt air flow path is not as clean as Dans, and the filter diameter is a challenge...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By BillL
The 7 is more challenging than the 14, a different design.

Instructions and design are vastly improved for the later models.

For the 7 - - The seal is more like a teardrop shape, is very low contact pressure and not much compression. This means the...
Forum: Tools 08-03-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By BillL
I soak them in an old jelly jar (glass) with...

I soak them in an old jelly jar (glass) with acetone for a few days. It will make goo of the epoxy. Then just wipe, and exercise them, scotchbrite sometimes needed. This worked best and I stopped...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By BillL
How many hours on your plane? Is this a newly...

How many hours on your plane? Is this a newly flying or newly acquired?


Awaiting better understanding . . . I think my 7 cools pretty well (180 hp/mags) with a nice plenum and sealed tightly. But...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By BillL
Stein built my panel, IIRC it used stranded...

Stein built my panel, IIRC it used stranded (recommended). Call him.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,918
Posted By BillL
I love those posts that say it's easy, like...

I love those posts that say it's easy, like making your own plenum . . .( 9 months later) :D

But in this case it really is, I am a lazy guy and getting weary of tedious tasks. I was surprised,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By BillL
Nice Presentation!

One thing I found . . .

It seems like there is a certain level of "builder" skill necessary to make good parts and good progress with less effort. Buying a kit-in-progress for a first build makes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,918
Posted By BillL
After using mild heat to pull off the tape . . .

The residue can be easily removed by laying down two strips of paper towel soaked in mineral spirits with a touch of naphtha, and covering with aluminum foil for 2+ hours. Then uncover and remove...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
Posted By BillL
I was wondering about doing this, thanks for the...

I was wondering about doing this, thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-31-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,665
Posted By BillL
Charlie, I was not implying that you did the...

Charlie, I was not implying that you did the wrong thing. That engine is 10.7:1 compression ratio, meaning that any boost will amplify combustion issues. A teardown to see what how things fared would...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By BillL
My AFP took a little longer than that before...

My AFP took a little longer than that before operating and it did spit out some test fluid. Good luck!
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By BillL
It will be hard to fly without confidence in the pump.

What is the brand of the pump?


Sounds like the confidence has dried up, regardless, I might remove the pump, fill it with some mineral spirits, leave sitting for 2 min, tap it with a soft hammer on...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,514
Posted By BillL
Philip, as one who was in the fray, a question...

Philip, as one who was in the fray, a question for you. I looked several times at the plane finder replay of the afternoon and noticed that theft turns then entry and holding pattern around Rush and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,665
Posted By BillL
What was the internal failure? Pistons or...

What was the internal failure? Pistons or valves? Failures tell us what is weak. Keep the progress coming.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,941
Posted By BillL
Great Visit this Year

Great visit this year, albeit a short one. Once the show opened the weather was perfect! Friendships were renewed and added some faces to many made on VAF. Had to drive in due to weather damping...
Forum: Safety 07-28-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,514
Posted By BillL
For a global perspective.

I'll await report from James, but one should look on planefinder.net archives July 22 - 1500-1700. Note the repeated mass turn backs and surges at holding areas.

Linking liveatc at the worst...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By BillL
I figured you probably did consider stiffness, it...

I figured you probably did consider stiffness, it is hard to get a perfect material. Keep us informed as more experience is gained. I only have a 1/4" gap to the ring and the screw clamps did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By BillL
SJ neoprene is a high temp material

Yeah the rocking means a lot of movement, flexibility is a real asset.

I was talking the Sam James a couple days ago and he said the neoprene he is using is getting hard to source. It is a specific...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 50,806
Posted By BillL
Pudgy, naaaah . . . Take off the paint and...

Pudgy, naaaah . . . Take off the paint and extra fuel and its pretty good!! With a pilot and 1/2 fuel, she will jump off the runway just after you get to full throttle!
Forum: Tools 07-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By BillL
https://www.yardstore.com/nut-plate-jig-8-single-w...

https://www.yardstore.com/nut-plate-jig-8-single-wing-standard-518h

#6 and #8 - - -it will do single leg too. Some places they just don't fit, but then using one for a guide works.

NAS 1097...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By BillL
Down here wishin' too

OVC011 from here to OSH. Just heard on live ATC at Fisk the first official arrival to airventure 2018. Pretty quiet on that frequency. I am 1.9 from Phase II and 1.1hrs from OSH. Just one good day ....
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By BillL
Share with anyone who has the link.

Share with anyone who has the link.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By BillL
Jim, One of my cylinders looks similar but less...

Jim, One of my cylinders looks similar but less pronounced. There was no rusting before first run or flight. It has good oil control and had only 16 hrs when it was inspected. IO360M1B, new.

Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By BillL
Shiny side towards heat source and shadowing the...

Shiny side towards heat source and shadowing the desired area to be blocked. The rest is for aesthetics.

If the shield is in contact with the item to be blocked, then an insulating barrier would be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By BillL
+1 +1 Oops, that is +2!?

+1



+1

Oops, that is +2!?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By BillL
Not a builder expert on Lycs, but specifically to...

Not a builder expert on Lycs, but specifically to the gap affecting oil control. It would be a non measurable effect, IMO. Engines with poor oil control may have larger gaps, but the cause of loss of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,889
Posted By BillL
Good thought, Larry, the MAP is dead stable and...

Good thought, Larry, the MAP is dead stable and no changes. There is likely two issues/combination: i. higher temps or suction at the inlet side of the mech pump. and 2. heat absorbed on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,889
Posted By BillL
Fuel Flow fluctuation - - me too

Reviving the thread and wondering if the OP ever got to the root cause. It is hot here lately and 70F at 8000 ft pressure altitude. I was running along and trying to get peak EGT then lean for some...
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By BillL
Coarse Pitch Stop - mystery solved

That is the issue, the prop is reaching the coarse/high pitch stop and will not add pitch to go lower in rpm under the specific conditions presented.

The test specified by Les Doud, former prop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By BillL
I have a 7 so probably different in some ways. I...

I have a 7 so probably different in some ways. I ran the static line under the left longeron, but the routings of the AOA and pitot was right down the middle, through extra holes in the spar...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By BillL
In my RV7, I am using the SJ cowl,standard vans...

In my RV7, I am using the SJ cowl,standard vans IO360M1b (180hp) baffle mounted 20002a cooler and so far it is cooling well up to 90F OAT. It did not reach 200F until the end of 4 T&G and full...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,624
Posted By BillL
Thanks Danny!

Thanks Danny, I think the gasoline does not include the lead additive as it plates on the hot components, but this shows it is miscible and supports my assertion.

THANKS!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,624
Posted By BillL
I will accept the challenge. Will jetA and 100LL...

I will accept the challenge. Will jetA and 100LL mix? Are they miscible?


Will they separate? I don't think so, any more than alcohol poured in water will separate. Thats why we don't have to shake...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-04-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By BillL
My engine (Vans new IO360M1B) was screwy like...

My engine (Vans new IO360M1B) was screwy like this. At full throttle it smoothed out and took off. Don't know if it is the same issue, but it ran ratty on the ground and had wild changes in EGT.CHT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By BillL
1. Remove the air filter and ensure that the...

1. Remove the air filter and ensure that the throttle plate is fully opening
2. Look in the servo past the open throttle plate to ensure the servo gasket is full diameter and not restricting flow....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By BillL
NOT LEVEL!!!! A nasty surprise.

My SJ Cowl and RV7 did NOT have the upper/lower split line parallel to the longhorns, I had to de rivet and reinstall my skybolt's!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By BillL
+1 for electrical tape adhesive

+1 for electrical tape adhesive
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By BillL
Definitely keep the front in line with where you...

Definitely keep the front in line with where you want it for the lower cowl fitting process. With just the aft hinge holding it, the sides will bulge out under it's own weight. Just make sure...
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