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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Raymo
I suggest sealing with 3M Fire Barrier 2000.

I suggest sealing with 3M Fire Barrier 2000.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Raymo
Plans call for the pitot tube to be 6" below the...

Plans call for the pitot tube to be 6" below the wing surface. I don't think it would work well on the leading edge.

Some have used that area for their AOA probe (hollow rivet).
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Raymo
Like you said, jut the cowl hinge fitting. I...

Like you said, jut the cowl hinge fitting. I purchased some for mine but haven't gotten around to installing it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Raymo
I have a 10 amp breaker on my flap circuit but...

I have a 10 amp breaker on my flap circuit but was not able to find documentation on what it *should* be. May have gotten it off the motor itself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Raymo
I have a friend in that area that may be able to...

I have a friend in that area that may be able to help. PM me for contact information.
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Raymo
The one mentioned above (Vividia VA-400) works...

The one mentioned above (Vividia VA-400) works well and can plug into a Windows machine via USB, which is how I use it. It is a bit on the delicate side but if used carefully, should provide years of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-30-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,903
Posted By Raymo
Suggestion for those with larger intake tubes....

Suggestion for those with larger intake tubes.

Rather than having to cut and weld, split the new flange similar to the way the plastic spark-plug wire pass-through works in the rear baffles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Raymo
Pulled the cowl prior to a short flight yesterday...

Pulled the cowl prior to a short flight yesterday and decided the forward clamp on the intake ring was not necessary; the aft clamp will hold everything in place. Removing it will allow more movement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Raymo
I picked up a folding stool...

I picked up a folding stool (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBG81QV/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on Amazon that only weighs one lb.

Will have to wait for SnF to use it, thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Raymo
Dynon does not recommend the use of stainless,...

Dynon does not recommend the use of stainless, according to the install manual. They also, somewhere in there, warn of using a magnet to test for ferrous metal as it will then possibly magnetize said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By Raymo
Welcome aboard! I finished my -7A last January...

Welcome aboard! I finished my -7A last January and have 170+ hours now. Love the plane and its handling.

Ignore the nose gear haters :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Raymo
I was just thinking of removing the aft clamp to...

I was just thinking of removing the aft clamp to allow for more "jiggle." The transition from tube to fiberglass is not a completely straight path so there will likely be a gap at the bottom leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Raymo
I considered the stiffness, which is why I didn't...

I considered the stiffness, which is why I didn't shorten the distance between the ring and plenum. Will monitor for issues here. I have the liquid rubber for plan B.

I purchased the neoprene...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,473
Posted By Raymo
I'm another that opted to stay home due to the...

I'm another that opted to stay home due to the weather outlook for Friday, Saturday and Sunday - and guessing everyone would be trying to get in Sunday afternoon and/or Monday. After reading most of...
Forum: COMM 07-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Raymo
I opened one up enough to see the instructions...

I opened one up enough to see the instructions about replacing the fuse is quite accurate. In my case, I had thought the internal fuse was blown but the circuit breaker was bad (high resistance)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Raymo
Congratulations! Having to wait 6 more weeks when...

Congratulations! Having to wait 6 more weeks when ready must be very difficult.

I think I'd cancel that vacation and get flying :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Raymo
SJ plenum inlet tubing improvement

After replacing the standard neoprene tubes twice in a year, I decided to upgrade them to something that will last. I'd purchased the liquid rubber that Dan H used for his but wanted an easier...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Raymo
I considered installation of a sensor and...

I considered installation of a sensor and purchased one from Ray Allen, along with running wires but after running the flaps up and down a few times, decided a 2 count for 10, 4 count for 20 and 8...
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Raymo
Rogier, The short answer to using the 355 GPS...

Rogier,

The short answer to using the 355 GPS for the 696: No

The tray for the 355 is different than the 327 and connectors are also different, so you'll be pulling all the 327 stuff out except for...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,646
Posted By Raymo
But it is stuck at standard Mag timing. No...

But it is stuck at standard Mag timing. No advance feature.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Raymo
I'm in SE Georgia, near Savannah, and have no...

I'm in SE Georgia, near Savannah, and have no heat tube from the airbox to the heat muff. Heat muff to firewall valve only. Works fine down to about 20F but mostly just keeps your feet warm at that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,455
Posted By Raymo
I've made the decision to cancel due to weather...

I've made the decision to cancel due to weather here in south Georgia and at KOSH.

My EAA member 1 week pass will be up for sale soon.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Raymo
Also consider a Delta Pop antenna...

Also consider a Delta Pop antenna (http://deltapopaviation.com/VHF_Com_Antennas.html). You won't be disappointed with the price or performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Raymo
If the G5 and HDX use the same baud rate and...

If the G5 and HDX use the same baud rate and protocol, you can just split the signal out of your existing ARINC-429.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Raymo
Mounted mine in the baggage area. Did not want...

Mounted mine in the baggage area. Did not want more weight in the tail. The tip is just barely tucked into a hole in that bracket.

https://i.imgur.com/zOxJ5T4h.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,619
Posted By Raymo
I only have one heat muff on my straight pipe...

I only have one heat muff on my straight pipe system. 20 F and higher is my limit but I am also a southern GA transplant. I don't fly in colder WX
Forum: Southeast 07-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Raymo
Wish I'd known you were there, Mark. LHW is my...

Wish I'd known you were there, Mark. LHW is my home base. Charlie and crew are great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Raymo
Yes, you should set or reset the P-Mag timing to...

Yes, you should set or reset the P-Mag timing to TDC if you currently have it manually retarded. You can then adjust the Adv Shift in the software.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Raymo
Here is my layout but it doesn't currently permit...

Here is my layout but it doesn't currently permit an IFR navigator installation.

My backup batteries are installed on the lateral supports in front of the sub-panel.

https://i.imgur.com/ZLsKS9Xl.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Raymo
Your proposed solution would likely require sharp...

Your proposed solution would likely require sharp bend in the tubing to get through the forward spar.

Depending on your wiring plans, there should be ample room in the specified spar pass-through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Raymo
Very interested but may prefer a black or...

Very interested but may prefer a black or anodized version for my truck, which has no shiny/chrome parts.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,903
Posted By Raymo
I'm now on the list too, with plans to...

I'm now on the list too, with plans to incorporate them into a Superior cold air sump upgrade this fall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
Yes, twist away, slowly, until happy with the...

Yes, twist away, slowly, until happy with the results. Find a nice flats surface to confirm the twist is gone. You may need to do some bending to meet the width requirement gaps as well, per...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
Same for the -7... Page 9-9 of the instruction...

Same for the -7...

Page 9-9 of the instruction manual

Install bolts/nuts/washers to hold the roll bar in place for further fitting. With the nuts tightened, double-check that the roll bar is square...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Raymo
I might be misunderstanding and not sure if this...

I might be misunderstanding and not sure if this is a slider or tip-up but the slider roll-bar mounts to the longerons, not the canopy rails.
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Raymo
From what I read in the NOTAM, you'll just post...

From what I read in the NOTAM, you'll just post your HBC sign as you will on first entry and communicate your specific needs to someone in that area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Raymo
I have AeroLED Nav/Strobes and my tail light did...

I have AeroLED Nav/Strobes and my tail light did the same as yours. Turning on Nav would result in strobe also coming on and vice versa.

An email to the company got me a replacement light.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By Raymo
This happened to me during my last condition...

This happened to me during my last condition inspection. I tried the thread-chasing tool that comes with the spark plug cleaning kit from ACS and it just made it worse.

Grab the heli-coil with a...
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By Raymo
Bugs?

I recently read an article on micro-organisms that can get into the fuel system and wreak havoc.

http://clean-fuels.net/got-bugs-in-your-fuel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,021
Posted By Raymo
I think the fuel is getting hot before it gets to...

I think the fuel is getting hot before it gets to the carb, where it gets hotter. You might try putting a phenolic block or similar insulator between the carb and sump to insulate it from the block...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Raymo
This is how my starter and alternator wires are...

This is how my starter and alternator wires are supported. I don't think there is a better way.

If I recall, my O360 intake tubes required #27 size clamps. If you have cold air induction, the tubes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Raymo
I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights...

I had trouble with #4 on my first few flights with no gear fairings/wheel pants.

Since installing them, temps have come down significantly but I also worked hard at sealing the baffles and tuning...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,237
Posted By Raymo
Scott, Is there a concern with future buffing...

Scott,

Is there a concern with future buffing near the edges of the wrap? I like this solution for the reduced added weight.

Awesome looking plane!
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By Raymo
The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance...

The -7A is super easy to land and your insurance premium will likely be a little less expensive.
Forum: COMM 06-21-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Raymo
Not an expert or ham operator here but... The...

Not an expert or ham operator here but...

The Bob Archer Nav antennas work well in the wingtip because they are intended to be mounted horizontally. The COM antennas work best in a vertical...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Raymo
And if any non-certified equipment is installed...

And if any non-certified equipment is installed (e.g. electronic ignition) on your engine that could be certified, you will do 40 hrs of phase 1.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By Raymo
You may need to update the 472 to the latest...

You may need to update the 472 to the latest software after installation. The process is similar to the transponder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Raymo
Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit...

Pricing is typically a discount on the Vans kit prices with the amount being negotiated between buyer and seller. Labor is not usually recovered.

The buyer will need a signed sales agreement that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Raymo
Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their...

Lots of commercial pilots use iPads for their chart data. Saves a lot of weight over paper charts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Raymo
I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse...

I would suggest doing the upgrades in the reverse order. EFIS first, then AP or ADSB, whichever is more important to you. If funds do not support this route, you'll end up piecing things together,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By Raymo
I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3...

I too have the Infinity grips and had to cut 2-3 inches off the stick but very happy with the setup. The Infinity grips slide over several inches of the stick where the Tosten (I believe) is mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Raymo
Might be the chokes referred to in this post...

Might be the chokes referred to in this post (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1226234&postcount=42).
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By Raymo
Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a...

Very nice! If only you could have incorporated a trigger on there too :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Raymo
Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil...

Remove the sending unit, drop it in some hot oil or water and see what it says. You may need to provide a ground to the sensor to the engine while testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Raymo
Lacing string also works well for holding the...

Lacing string also works well for holding the clamp and won't poke a hole in your finger.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/BreydenLacingTapes.php?recfer=4715173
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By Raymo
The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but...

The purge valve is optional on the FM-150 but required (I think) on the FM-200 and larger servos.

This could be a stuck flow divider or a servo problem but I would suspect the latter. A call to Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By Raymo
airplane-covers.com

Weather Max from Mac’s Airplane Covers, LLC. Fully lined for RV canopies. It's not listed on their website but you can ask for it. Very light.

Cost was $264.95 plus s/h $18.85 about a year ago. They...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Raymo
I don't see how they can't be portable. They have...

I don't see how they can't be portable. They have to take the test equipment to the airplane to run the tests.

Also consider turning the XPNDR off and flying it to the nearest shop within your P1...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Raymo
+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts....

+1 for this and also coat the wing mount bolts. Clean the threads prior to torquing.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Raymo
Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with...

Good point. Specs say it is okay up to 250 F with short excursions to 275, which might be enough.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Raymo
If it was installed with something like thread...

If it was installed with something like thread locker, a heat gun will break it down for removal.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Raymo
If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out...

If you get time, swing through 3J1 and check out the projects. Tom of TS FlightLines is also based there.

Projects:
* RV-8 (stalled due to owner flying with Blue Angels)
* 85% scale Focke Wulf...
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