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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Before trying to solve oil pressure that is too...

Before trying to solve oil pressure that is too low, does 100 psi at idle sound strange to anyone else?

While it may be lower than desired now, I would have been more shocked and surprised about...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,018
If you are just now getting to the age where you...

If you are just now getting to the age where you need help with reading/close vision but don't otherwise need distance vision correction--and if you are flying under BasicMed--you might consider a...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Your solution for these screws is not a tap and...

Your solution for these screws is not a tap and die, but rather a screw extracter set from your local hardware store. You first drill a small pilot hole in the head of the screw and then screw in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Dan, could you point me to this drawing just for...

Dan, could you point me to this drawing just for my reference? Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Thanks Vic on the info. about the springs. I'll...

Thanks Vic on the info. about the springs. I'll check with Aerosport and/or Lycoming.

Just last year I switched from a VDO sender to the Kavlico, and they both read more or less equally. (At that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Lowering oil pressure on adjustable release

I'm trying to lower my oil pressure by about 5 psi with the adjustable pressure relief valve above the #3 cylinder.

I understand that at least one full turn counterclockwise of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
0-360 with 22-26 psi on fuel pressure? The max on...

0-360 with 22-26 psi on fuel pressure? The max on my O320 is about 9psi I think. Is that your clue that something is wrong with the pump or is it supposed to be that high?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-12-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
You might be fine. Iím guessing some types of...

You might be fine. Iím guessing some types of pressure senders might benefit from bleeding the air out. Good luck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-12-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Update

Update.

Blew the oil out of the oil pressure line, hooked it back up. Lo and behold, just like a Mahlon said, the fluctuations went away! Solid as a rock! Who’da thunk?

Hope this helps anyone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
oil pressure fluctuations

I dug this out of the archives because it is consistent with a problem I'm having. Original thread here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25451





After having just bled the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Before you get a new iPad and foreflight, get a...

Before you get a new iPad and foreflight, get a new flight instructor! :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
You might read the many PlanePower threads. Your...

You might read the many PlanePower threads. Your problem is very common with PP alternators, although most threads have focused on the belt-driven models. If, in fact, they are actually willing to...
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,018
I concur too. Itís a lot easier to keep track of...

I concur too. Itís a lot easier to keep track of different types and colors than it is a jumble of different n#s that provide no means of aerial identification. Color can sometimes be hard to see...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Two pieces of advice that really held up well of...

Two pieces of advice that really held up well of the course of my build, and continue to hold up after 6 years of flying:

1. paraphrasing Wally Anderson at SynergyAir build class: stay off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
If you look at the drawings you should find...

If you look at the drawings you should find instructions to taper the bottom of the handle for precisely the purpose of not hitting the fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Hi Rick- Contrary to some of the above posts,...

Hi Rick-
Contrary to some of the above posts, I've had good luck with one ez cool cowl flap on lower left side helping with oil temps since I installed it last summer. I would guess about 10-15F...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too....

Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too. I can’t provide a recommendation for a source of learning but perhaps a philosophy might help you decide how much you need to know.

A comment another...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,310
Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid...

Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid inspection happened.

That said, I'm curious if Scott or anyone else knows what the impact would be if the pushrod became disconnected. Absent it...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 354,150
Am I the only one who sees a tablet on top of...

Am I the only one who sees a tablet on top of (and preventing instant access to) the throttle and prop controls problematic? Even if it is only used "at altitude and in cruise"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,257
The RV-14 is a different airplane entirely, and...

The RV-14 is a different airplane entirely, and not a replacement for anything. The RV-12 being in the light sport category might explain its change. Beyond that, With the exception of the RV-7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Get enough flight experience to know what you...

Get enough flight experience to know what you want/need in terms of avionics and engine/prop combo and that flying and itís costs work for you. They donít for everyone. I would argue this means at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
I think I used one size or so smaller than...

I think I used one size or so smaller than normal, but no interference with the tabs on my Milspec camlocs. I believe I got them at Lowes or Granger in a 50-pack.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided...

Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided retainers worked fine, so much so that Iíve never actually used the originals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,899
Don't need to, but yes. Seems like I lose maybe...

Don't need to, but yes. Seems like I lose maybe 2-3 knots at most and it will drop temps significantly. Don't really need to adjust trim either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 94,646
How do you mount and wire these flashlights...

How do you mount and wire these flashlights and/or led's? Definitely sound like an economical alternative to the Baja Squadron Pros.

Nevermind... found it earlier in this thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Thatís a bummer! If you keep your eyes open one...

Thatís a bummer! If you keep your eyes open one may pop up used somewhere.

I also forgot that it uses a 16Ē wheel, not the 20Ē that the OP asked about. That said, again because of its geometry, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
A 20" Xootr Swift fits quite nicely in a -9....

A 20" Xootr Swift fits quite nicely in a -9. Could actually fit two of them. Don't think the 6 baggage area is significantly smaller, so that could work for you. Its ride geometry is also one of...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
hey, I’m interested in this too. :D. Anyone know...

hey, I’m interested in this too. :D. Anyone know what the “ingredients” are. Any wax or silicones?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,425
Yes. If you don't do this you're likely to get...

Yes. If you don't do this you're likely to get more binding by using one long bolt than if you just used two separate bolts per plans. That's what happened to me when I tried to "upgrade" to a long...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Does anyone know if this product will create...

Does anyone know if this product will create headaches for the painter and/or a paint job later?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,293
Not sure if it should or not, but this is what I...

Not sure if it should or not, but this is what I assume happens too. In the slip my ASI reads about 10 knots faster that when I straighten out. Thus, since my normal approach speed is about 55 kts,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,293
In a 9, FWIW, I find that slips work really well....

In a 9, FWIW, I find that slips work really well. Alternatively, simply lowering the airspeed on final about 5 kts to about 1.25-1.3 Vso rather than my 1.3-1.35 Vso normal approach speed also helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,530
Ditto. Attitude about workmanship would be one...

Ditto. Attitude about workmanship would be one of my biggest concerns, particularly because it is the most subjective part of the partnership you describe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,120
It is simply a c.g. thing. Been confirmed...

It is simply a c.g. thing. Been confirmed through vans multiple times and has been documented in archives here on VAF. My cg with 0320 Catto prop and 4# crush late allows 100# in all configurations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
If you look carefully at Sam's pictures, above,...

If you look carefully at Sam's pictures, above, you'll see that there is an eyebolt loose on the base. It looks like he inserts that in a hole in the frame upright just under the tailwheel to serve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
Yeah, I've often accused myself of over-thinking...

Yeah, I've often accused myself of over-thinking things! :rolleyes: Simpler is usually better! Thanks again though for giving me a starting point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
Just a couple additional comments for anyone who...

Just a couple additional comments for anyone who may build one using a pulley...

1. The higher you can get the pulley the better. If you look closely at my picture, the angle of the cable just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,292
Good question, Sam. My CHT's show similar...

Good question, Sam. My CHT's show similar temperature rises, so I know the heat is soaking into the cylinders at least but I don't know what the internal temperature of the engine would be.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
Design shamelessly stolen from Sam with the...

Design shamelessly stolen from Sam with the addition of a $3 Harbor Freight pulley on the top to allow the winch to be on the back. Fun weekend project. Thanks Sam!

http://i68.tinypic.com/r74wpi.jpg
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,784
Couple issues I can think of that would...

Couple issues I can think of that would absolutely steer me away from this:
1. Even dialed down pressure and the FWF seems like a bad idea--too many relatively fragile things--think small wires, air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,318
Good upgrade, Sam! As I usually do--with...

Good upgrade, Sam! As I usually do--with alternators, ADS-B installations, and I'm sure a number of other things--I'll be following in your footsteps in my first free weekend! Thanks for being a...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
last 2 work just fine. never used 1st one. good...

last 2 work just fine. never used 1st one. good luck.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,784
Not an answer to your question asked but an...

Not an answer to your question asked but an option so that you don’t need to ask the question in the future... :D

form-a-funnels are the cats meow when it comes to getting the filter off without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,008
Another home made wood version post #5 in this...

Another home made wood version post #5 in this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119593&highlight=Tail+lift+harbor
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Cherrymax oversize rivets are available at ACS if...

Cherrymax oversize rivets are available at ACS if you donít need a full 5/32.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,470
Yeah, that's what I and many others have found......

Yeah, that's what I and many others have found... apparently the result of PlanePower being sold to Hartzell Technologies a few years ago. When I got that response it added them to my “never again”...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,470
Your issues sound like the very common Plane...

Your issues sound like the very common Plane Power failure modes that have been well documented here. You might consider an alternative. Lots of reading here on VAF, but here's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
You might want to see this old thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=23509&highlight=canopy+crack+poll

I did this poll a long, long time ago. It asks a different question than you, aiming more at when one is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,120
Not yet mentioned above, the engine out glide...

Not yet mentioned above, the engine out glide distance differs significantly between the 7 and 9. In mountainous terrain that might factor into your thinking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Good job not paying too much attention to those...

Good job not paying too much attention to those making gross overgeneralizations, David. I’ll be curious to follow your experience, hopefully in the near future. From our family’s experience, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Ditto what Kyle said. Maybe a bit of...

Ditto what Kyle said. Maybe a bit of exaggeration, but this seems like a solution in search of a problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Is your question about RV9s in general or only...

Is your question about RV9s in general or only those with O320s?

Either way, not all that surprising. Basically vans intended the RV9A as a more docile, slower stall, non aerobatic version of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,819
Not sure if anyone has already said this, but the...

Not sure if anyone has already said this, but the difference in weather before and after after July 4 in this part of the country is pretty significant. Before the first week of July the weather is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
I had this issue with my carb'd engine. The...

I had this issue with my carb'd engine. The issue with the VDO sensors is that they are flakey. Sometimes they will read perfectly and sometimes they would read erratically. Was difficult to pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Been flying for 5+ years, no paint, no issues. ...

Been flying for 5+ years, no paint, no issues. Live in a dry part of the country though. Vlad probably offers much more compelling evidence and, if he's still flying unpainted, Dan Checkoway would...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Baffles must fit the cowling, not vis-versa. ...

Baffles must fit the cowling, not vis-versa. Thus, cowling needs to happen first. You can perhaps get started on rough fitting of the baffles, but you won't know how much to cut them down until the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,837
Same for me an except I just stick the light...

Same for me an except I just stick the light bulbs in safety cages face down inside the bottom cowl. Back of safety cages prevent any oil drips contacting the hot bulbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,292
I can raise temps about 10-15F in less than 30...

I can raise temps about 10-15F in less than 30 minutes with a hair dryer, extension cord, and cowl blanket (old thin sleeping bag that doubles as survival gear). Just need to be able to find an...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,135
Proof that someone who built a plane in their...

Proof that someone who built a plane in their garage really is nuts! :D

Go for it, Brian!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at...

This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at other OATs. Everyone's setup yields pretty different results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of...

Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of the bucking bar pushed the skin out. Wally Anderson from Synergy Air told me, during my build class, if that happens I should "turn the 'outie' into an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if...

Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if I can find the part on vans website.
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