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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-18-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,056
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ross, Nice meeting and chatting with you at Reno...

Ross, Nice meeting and chatting with you at Reno this year. Looking forward to the next advancements!


Caleb
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By Norcalrv7
For Yosemite, land at Mariposa (kmpi). They have...

For Yosemite, land at Mariposa (kmpi). They have rental cars on the field with very reasonable rates. only a 30 mile drive or so from there.

For downtown San Francisco, consider landing at Oakland....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-26-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
Well said Ralph, My system started out early on...

Well said Ralph, My system started out early on with a -6 line snaking its way all around my engine to feed the injectors. All the fittings and complexity got a little ridiculous, and I switched to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
Larry, I'm very interested in your setup! I've...

Larry, I'm very interested in your setup! I've built 3+ Megasquirt units for fuel injected cars and trucks and really like the software. Is there a place with more information or photos?

Also,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
I'd be happy to do some test flying and...

I'd be happy to do some test flying and comparisons... just as soon as the weather will allow. The smoke from all the wildfires here in northern CA has been pretty bad lately. I have a feeling that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-22-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
I took a slightly different approach. I used my...

I took a slightly different approach. I used my EGT's to calibrate the difference in fuel flow to balance all of my cylinders. After that, I use my AFR from one cylinder as my primary mixture...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-22-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
Hi mark. No issues with this install that I am...

Hi mark. No issues with this install that I am aware of. If I really start splitting hairs, the engine does need a little more fuel (5-10%) after a hot start for about 10 seconds. Just an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-22-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have my Bosch wide band sensor mounted about...

I have my Bosch wide band sensor mounted about very close to the cylinder on a single runner. I attribute its lifespan to staying in this hot and clean environment. This would be no more than a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,383
Posted By Norcalrv7
I guess this thread is sort of drifting off topic...

I guess this thread is sort of drifting off topic a bit, But I would love to see more development towards closed loop in the aviation ECU's. it's benefits are numerous, but I also understand the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-17-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
That was my thinking when I put my system...

That was my thinking when I put my system together. My fitting is tapped through the back wall of my sump, dead in the middle of the plenum.

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
You might be disappointed to find out that I...

You might be disappointed to find out that I crafted it in the plumbing department at my local ace hardware as a test. I made mine from 2 3/4" pcv pipe caps, and a union fitting in the middle. Both...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-05-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
A Brief update: Just completed my oil change at...

A Brief update: Just completed my oil change at 200 hours on this setup after a flawless 3800NM trip to Oshkosh! Standard procedure for me is to borescope at oil changes. Looks great inside.

Only...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
That is very impressive! I was glued to the...

That is very impressive! I was glued to the window for the sights between Telluride and grand canyon. Very different terrain the North West! I'll admit I tightened my seat belt and double checked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
It sure is!. Did you shoot for the Red roofed...

It sure is!. Did you shoot for the Red roofed school back then too?

Caleb
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
All in all, this 3800 NM trip was one for my...

All in all, this 3800 NM trip was one for my record books. We ended up flying about 27 hours total. Most days we flew about 3 hours in the morning, then had the rest of the day to explore. Next trip...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
While at the grand Canyon, We suffered our first...

While at the grand Canyon, We suffered our first major change in plans for the trip. Every single hotel was booked up, so we did the obvious thing. Fly to Vegas!

We took this picture to freak our...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
On our second to last day we departed Telluride,...

On our second to last day we departed Telluride, through monument Valley for the Grand Canyon. There is some pretty harsh terrain out there!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
If you haven't been to Telluride I highly...

If you haven't been to Telluride I highly recommend it! unfortunately it is a bit on the pricey side. I was able to score a room at the peaks resort for 199/ Night. The area is beautiful, and there...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Apparently we feat like we hadn't been spending...

Apparently we feat like we hadn't been spending enough time in an airplane, So we stopped in Colorado Springs to eat lunch in one. Full of lunch and fuel, we departed for Telluride, CO. Crossing the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Departing OSH was also relatively easy other than...

Departing OSH was also relatively easy other than the time it takes to get to a runway! We managed to avoid all the airplanes and weather. Made it to Lincoln, Nebraska for an overnight....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
We even did some airplane shopping. Tiffany and I...

We even did some airplane shopping. Tiffany and I both decided the Pilatus PC24 will fit our needs :-)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/28858712267_38148447b0_b.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Day 4 was Oshkosh Arrival day. I had red the...

Day 4 was Oshkosh Arrival day. I had red the notam, watched youtube, and practiced the Fisk arrival in my head beforehand. We got a little tangled up with a converging airplane around RIPON, but...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Day 3 was to be a long day. We departed...

Day 3 was to be a long day. We departed Yellowstone Eastbound for Minneapolis some 760NM away. I wanted to cover as much of the flatland as possible early in the morning in order to avoid weather. We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Day 2 destination was Yellowstone National park....

Day 2 destination was Yellowstone National park. We departed early before the heat and wind. We were rewarded with some spectacular views and smooth air. We diverted south in order to fly by the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
Day 1 destination was Johnson Creek, ID. We...

Day 1 destination was Johnson Creek, ID. We departed in low IFR conditions from EKA, and quickly climbed into thick smoke from the nearby wildfires.

It was Hot, bumpy, and the view wasn't very...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Norcalrv7
My dream come true: Oshkosh 2018

As long as I've been in aviation, I've wanted to go to Oshkosh. In my eyes, the only way to go would require a 2 things

1)Flying myself there from home in California
2)Camping at Oshkosh for the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,056
Posted By Norcalrv7
I should hopefully be arriving Friday! I would...

I should hopefully be arriving Friday! I would love to meet up with some other EFI folks to chat it up.

Caleb
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
Guilty as charged. This regulator was left over...

Guilty as charged. This regulator was left over from my airplanes Subaru days, and clearly is not the best quality. Another contributing factor is that I like to clean my engine every oil change, and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
On a recent flight, my fuel pressure readout...

On a recent flight, my fuel pressure readout started fluctuating wildly.
my AFR was stable, so I suspected an indication problem. A quick call to GRT confirmed that a common failure mode of the high...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-05-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Norcalrv7
Strip and repaint?

As my never ending RV-7A project continues on, I find myself trying to find the happy medium of having a nice, but functional plane. When I aquired the plane, it already had some damage history. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Norcalrv7
FIXED!

Talked with a very helpful Jeff at GRT about this issue. He explained that it can be caused by a power interruption at the exact wrong time. This would explain my situation since I had been updating...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Norcalrv7
GRT HXr formatting

Help! my GRT Formatting is strange all of a sudden. Looks almost like my 10" screen thinks its a 8" screen. It displays this way during boot up also. I recently did a software update, but it worked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norcalrv7
What is the Secret to valve cover leaks?

What is the secret to keeping the valve from leaking? Silicone gaskets? Studs and locking nuts? Open to all input. Seem like my cork gaskets leak no matter what I do on my 360.

Caleb
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Norcalrv7
Just found something in the servo manual that...

Just found something in the servo manual that suggests changing the linkage length slightly. It sounds that the stepper motor might be at a "dead area" right around neutral controls
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Norcalrv7
GRT autopilot settings

Would anybody be willing to share their gain settings for a grand rapids autopilot setup? I've experimented with mine quite a bit, and can't seem to get rid of a slight oscillation in both pitch and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Norcalrv7
A little weather rolled in for the trip home, so...

A little weather rolled in for the trip home, so we took the opportunity to fly the beach!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cPmxWvPsnOY
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Norcalrv7
Turns out its legal to drive side by side...

Turns out its legal to drive side by side vehicles in town, So off to coffee and adventure we went!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/40215707851_238875b671_b.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Norcalrv7
Our Friend Mark drives the 47' MLB for the coast...

Our Friend Mark drives the 47' MLB for the coast guard at La Push WA, Spent some ground time checking things out

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/25344582347_608677e638_b.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Norcalrv7
Next up, Olympic National park. Awesome from the...

Next up, Olympic National park. Awesome from the air! Pictures don't do it justice!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/40215354861_009e3d88f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24gGcVg)0210181339...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Norcalrv7
Friends aimlessly fly the west coast

Armed with my RV-7A, My best friend and I headed up the West coast on a 1000NM weekend trip to see what we could find! What a blast!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/28436211169_86d6d05075_b.jpg...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Norcalrv7
Emergency Chutes

I recently purchased a partially built RV-8. Along with it came an entire shop of tools, and 2 emergency chutes.

They were both in carrying bags, and had been stored in a nice dry environment. I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-07-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,205
Posted By Norcalrv7
Merry Christmas Ross from another happy customer....

Merry Christmas Ross from another happy customer. 750 hrs on this airplane behind SDS EFI, 110 of them Lycoming powered.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4691/39537878722_6c66390c8a_b.jpg...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By Norcalrv7
Christmas card photos

Merry Christmas from EKA!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4688/38962054731_882497bf14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22mWHsk)DSC_7726 (https://flic.kr/p/22mWHsk) by Caleb Lesher...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Norcalrv7
Photo size fixed! This is not my airplane or...

Photo size fixed!

This is not my airplane or project thus far. Using the correct hardware would definitely happen. I'm glad you mentioned reaming and sleeving this joint, as that was one of my ideas...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Norcalrv7
Rv8 Main landing gear bracket bolt

Found this wollowed out hole on a landing gear bracket on partially built RV-8. Thoughts?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/23957930967_54ca2ff968_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Cv5Eci)1130171509b...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By Norcalrv7
Going to look at a RV-8 project

Hello All. I own a flying RV-7. I have an opportunity to possibly purchase a partially built RV-8. From what I understand the airframe is about 75% built. The original builder has unfortunately...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-19-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Norcalrv7
I installed a small translucent overflow tank...

I installed a small translucent overflow tank with a line running to the bottom like most OEM cars. This made it easy to keep an eye on my coolant level.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,856
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made my own timing pointer off the front of my...

I made my own timing pointer off the front of my baffling, and bent it until it matched the TDC marks on back side of the ring gear. With the airplane chocked in the evening time, I was able to stand...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,694
Posted By Norcalrv7
How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head...

How big is the gap underneath the sump? the head of my articulating borescope is only about 1/4"

Caleb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,226
Posted By Norcalrv7
I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl...

I made the switch from a successful flying 6cyl Subaru to an IO-360-B1E and Hartzell prop. If you are interested, the fuel system installed in your aircraft gives you an excellent start on some sort...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By Norcalrv7
First borescope inspection VA-400

I received my Oasis Scientific VA-400 borescope today, and was excited to try it out on my 75hr IO-360. I must say for $200 on ebay it seems to be quite the buy!

Both fuel and ignition is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch...

I have 75 hours on my AEM wideband with bosch sensor in 100LL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,242
Posted By Norcalrv7
The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively...

The Ethanol subject certainly is always a lively one. I am no engineer, but some things that I do know:
My engine has changed in my EFI airplane, but the fuel system has not. It clocked nearly 600...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-19-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By Norcalrv7
I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and...

I inspected my prefilter after a few hours and found nothing, now I look at it annually.

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,323
Posted By Norcalrv7
I have been running my SDS injectors in the...

I have been running my SDS injectors in the primer port for the last 75 hours on my parallel valve 360. I can't compare to other positions, but it has worked so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,483
Posted By Norcalrv7
Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a...

Ross, Couldn't find you out there, but had a great time at the races. Next year!

Caleb
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,323
Posted By Norcalrv7
features that catch my eye, and a few questions...

features that catch my eye, and a few questions for Robert:


3D mapping! Great! This will be much similar to other standalone ECU's on the market for automotive types. I'm assuming that tuning will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,957
Posted By Norcalrv7
I know from previous automotive experience that...

I know from previous automotive experience that running a car on alternator only without battery will fry the alternator. Embarassing story, but killed 2 new alternators this way. According to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery...

Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery backup!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36062483203_20875be20b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM)0809171820b (https://flic.kr/p/WWHDRM) by Caleb Lesher...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the...

Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the moment. My friend Ben and I risked TFR's and airport closure odds to pick up 80lbs of the best jerky around. Taylors Sausage in Cave Junction OR. Also...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,077
Posted By Norcalrv7
Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on...

Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on the new lycoming without a hiccup. I have updated the pictures I can remember after switching from photobucket to flickr.

A few more pictures of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,799
Posted By Norcalrv7
Sign me up! Caleb

Sign me up!

Caleb
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