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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By PCHunt
I think what he may have is a Precision...

I think what he may have is a Precision (Marvel-Schebler) MA4-5 10-5193 carb.
Not sure what that dash-number means.........

For the OP: Do a search here on VAF and look for drilling jet, or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,175
Posted By PCHunt
And it needs to have a cotter pin! As has been...

And it needs to have a cotter pin! As has been stated earlier in the thread. Seems to me that should be the end of the conversation.......... :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By PCHunt
I mounted my Echo UAT behind the baggage bulkhead...

I mounted my Echo UAT behind the baggage bulkhead in the tailcone down low, along with the SkyFYX GPS on the top of the fuselage just behind the canopy.

No wifi issues at all with my I-fly 740.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By PCHunt
What happens when you touch the two lead together...

What happens when you touch the two lead together without the spark plug in the circuit?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-09-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By PCHunt
Well, I assume everybody can see the photo, but...

Well, I assume everybody can see the photo, but all I see is a gray circle with a minus sign in the center??

Any ideas for me? ...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By PCHunt
Couldn't view the link w/o logging in to FB. I...

Couldn't view the link w/o logging in to FB. I don't do FB.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,341
Posted By PCHunt
Have you asked "Savvy" for an opinion?

Have you asked "Savvy" for an opinion?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By PCHunt
Got the picture now, thanks!:)

Got the picture now, thanks!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By PCHunt
I'm trying to picture this. Did you mean...

I'm trying to picture this. Did you mean vertical fin?
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By PCHunt
:) I meant in an RV inflight, basically. Yep,...

:) I meant in an RV inflight, basically. Yep, been there, done that, approx 1,000 hrs instructing in C-150 and PA-28, no earphones, no earplugs, no intercom, only a speaker. Then came portable...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By PCHunt
I would think the only time you would be able to...

I would think the only time you would be able to use a speaker is when the engine isn't running.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-17-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,121
Posted By PCHunt
OOPS! How long can you sustain negative G?...

OOPS! How long can you sustain negative G? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By PCHunt
The main gear legs only need to come off if it is...

The main gear legs only need to come off if it is a -6A.

Did that, probably won't do it again. :rolleyes:
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,074
Posted By PCHunt
I have the uAvionix Echo UAT and their SKYFYX-EXT...

I have the uAvionix Echo UAT and their SKYFYX-EXT GPS, all mounted behind the rear bulkhead. The WiFi works perfectly with my iFly GPS 740 mounted on the panel.

So far, flawless. Great customer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By PCHunt
I am not seeing a photo. Only a large white area...

I am not seeing a photo. Only a large white area with a gray circle "minus" sign in the center of the space.

Is it just me, or are others seeing the same thing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By PCHunt
OK, CAVEAT: I'm not a builder.......... You...

OK, CAVEAT: I'm not a builder..........

You stated that you have "countersunk" the holes on the spar flanges. I'm assuming that the holes are NOT dimpled.

The nutplate (platenut) on the Right in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By PCHunt
uAvionix

I have installed the uAvionix Echo UAT, along with the SkyFYX-EXT which gives me ADSB OUT and IN. The SkyFYX is the GPS antenna and receiver all-in-one unit. Total $1400.

Installation was VERY...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,651
Posted By PCHunt
Interesting thought. Could you provide more...

Interesting thought. Could you provide more details, please. Idle mixture can also affect Manifold Pressure (vacuum) at idle.

What would you look for?

Thanks,
Forum: California 10-19-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By PCHunt
I can highly recommend Francisco Jimenez at...

I can highly recommend Francisco Jimenez at AeroMechanix. Located at Ramona airport.

francisco AT aeromechanix DOT com

760- Five Two Two - 8320

He and his crew have worked on many experimentals,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By PCHunt
And if your engine is carbureted, that's a good...

And if your engine is carbureted, that's a good way to check for possible carb ice, as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,621
Posted By PCHunt
Scott, could you post more details, or a link to...

Scott, could you post more details, or a link to a thread, perhaps. I'd like to buy one of these USB cameras, but want to make sure I get one that others have used and are happy with.

Thanks!
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-14-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By PCHunt
At the risk of being overly obvious, and I'm sure...

At the risk of being overly obvious, and I'm sure you've done this, but make sure there is oil in the engine. (You wouldn't be the first.....)

Did you do any kind of pre-oil? Spin the engine by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-14-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,814
Posted By PCHunt
I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned the...

I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned the issue of brake master cylinders not fully retracting when you lift your foot off the brake pedal.

Reams of info on VAF on this issue; people have...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By PCHunt
If you are really worried about it, check...

If you are really worried about it, check out:

MS17826 nut

It is both self locking (nyloc) and...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-02-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By PCHunt
Who had the honor of making the first Takeoff,...

Who had the honor of making the first Takeoff, and first Landing? :cool:

[ed. Mitch Whatley....the POA President and guy who did most of the legal research. He put in THOUSANDS of hours of work. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By PCHunt
EGT's should never be used as an absolute number....

EGT's should never be used as an absolute number. The actual temp displayed is dependant on how far the probe is from the exhaust valve (among other variables). Each aircraft is different.

EGTs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By PCHunt
Here's my theory: My tester has both orifices,...

Here's my theory: My tester has both orifices, if needed. But if I check first with the smaller .040 orifice and it tests well, then I don't worry. If the test is low, I might switch to the bigger...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the clarification. I guess if you...

Thanks for the clarification. I guess if you want to be totally accurate, you should have a stopwatch and start it when you begin taxi, and stop it when you end taxi.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By PCHunt
My first thought was that you got the left one...

My first thought was that you got the left one and are trying to install it on the right tank.
Don't ask me how I know! :o

Have you electrically tested the one that is installed? They will fit in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By PCHunt
Talking Steve, from your profile it appears that you have...

Steve, from your profile it appears that you have an injected IO-360. What are your setting for fuel pressure warnings?

It would seem to me that it wouldn't take much in the way of sudden...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By PCHunt
Answer

Vans strongly recommended to NOT use SS screws. Tank now installed using structural screws.

Thanks to all!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By PCHunt
Trio

I have a Trio autopilot in my RV-6, and the gains are all easily set by the user, and can be set inflight. I recently encountered some pretty heavy turbulence, and the autopilot was "over-reacting"...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By PCHunt
The FAR's require some inspections and some...

The FAR's require some inspections and some maintenance to be performed based on Time In Service (TIS), which is further defined as the time from takeoff to landing.
And then there are Calendar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By PCHunt
Fuel Tank mounting screws

Getting ready to put my fuel tank back on my RV-6 after leak repair.

The question is: Could I use stainless steel screws instead of structural steel screws. Or perhaps structural stainless...
Forum: Southeast 09-24-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,403
Posted By PCHunt
Holy Shinikees! I'd be sending those parts off...

Holy Shinikees! I'd be sending those parts off to a failure analysis lab, for sure! :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,329
Posted By PCHunt
I always thought that running an engine at peak...

I always thought that running an engine at peak EGT was the worst place to run it. 50 degrees on either lean or rich side is supposedly better? :confused:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,651
Posted By PCHunt
Crazy thought: Valve timing, due to cam gear...

Crazy thought: Valve timing, due to cam gear installed one tooth "off"? Is that even possible? :confused:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,163
Posted By PCHunt
I'm wondering if only some people can't see the...

I'm wondering if only some people can't see the images, or is it everyone?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-06-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,163
Posted By PCHunt
I am seeing only gray camera logos as well. Why...

I am seeing only gray camera logos as well. Why is that? Something I need to fix?
Thanks.......
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,986
Posted By PCHunt
Maybe this is why the "Cessna Style"...

Maybe this is why the "Cessna Style" Master/Alternator switch doesn't allow turning off the battery without also turning off the alternator....... :confused:

Other than testing or curiosity, what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks

Thanks for the input. Checking both places.

Great Forum! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,358
Posted By PCHunt
Reminds me of the time I was in the right seat of...

Reminds me of the time I was in the right seat of a 737 in a descent, and I heard a sharp "crack!" I started looking around furiously for a cracked window, and the Captain said: "What are you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By PCHunt
Fuel tank repair service needed

My limited "Search" skills have failed me.

I seem to remember discussions of one or more businesses that will repair/re-seal tanks, but I haven't been able to find them.

Any help will be greatly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By PCHunt
Great suggestion, should have thought of it...

Great suggestion, should have thought of it myself! :o

Thanks, Scott. And thanks for being so active on this forum......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By PCHunt
The O-320 carb requires the "beavering out" of...

The O-320 carb requires the "beavering out" of part of the filter, but the O-360 carb does not. I'm not sure if the two filters are the same or not.

I have the O-360.

Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,829
Posted By PCHunt
No Rebate. That is full price for the two items,...

No Rebate. That is full price for the two items, the EchoUAT, and the SKYFYX-EXT.

I don't think you can get a rebate on a non-TSO installation.

I bought mine from Adventure Pilot, the I-FLY GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By PCHunt
Idaho and the Total Eclipse were GREAT! We...

Idaho and the Total Eclipse were GREAT! We landed at a strip 1 mile east of Atlanta, ID (55H). My first back-country experience!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By PCHunt
Which K&N Filter?

My old filter has shrunk, needs replacing. The only number on it is a "mold" number, which doesn't cross to a part number.

RV-6, O-360-A1A (carburetor)

Round or slightly oval filter that gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the answer. Plane is home safely now,...

Thanks for the answer. Plane is home safely now, the alternator put out about 12.3 volts, and slowly decreasing amps for about 4 hours of flying before it failed completely.

Was able to fly the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,829
Posted By PCHunt
uAvionix Installed!

I have installed the uAvionix EchoUAT tranceiver, and their SKYFYX-EXT all-in-one GPS receiver and antenna in my RV-6.

No EFIS, no existing WAAS GPS in my plane ( that's why I used the SKYFX-EXT),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By PCHunt
Alternator help needed

My alternator is dying, some alternator"whine" in the headset, and only comes on line at 2000 rpm and above.
I strongly suspect a diode failure.
I'm wondering if it will do any harm to use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By PCHunt
What pressure are you running? Perhaps low...

What pressure are you running? Perhaps low pressure has allowed the tube to "squirm" and weaken itself.

I run 40 in the mains. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By PCHunt
Second the motion! I'm definitely a cheapskate,...

Second the motion! I'm definitely a cheapskate, but I wouldn't put a tube that looked like that on my plane. :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,349
Posted By PCHunt
An oil filter analysis is much more than just...

An oil filter analysis is much more than just cutting the filter open and inspecting it. It is similar to an oil analysis in that all the "stuff" in the filter, especially the micron-level debris,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 68,048
Posted By PCHunt
He left out the comma! :p

He left out the comma! :p
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,517
Posted By PCHunt
Be sure to re-read the post about "glazing". If...

Be sure to re-read the post about "glazing". If that's the case, the best solution is to replace the linings.
Forum: California 05-15-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By PCHunt
Another PM, in case Dan's deal doesn't work.

Another PM, in case Dan's deal doesn't work.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,180
Posted By PCHunt
Two articles

Two articles by Mike Busch that might be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,516
Posted By PCHunt
12 Years! That is impressive, for sure....

12 Years! That is impressive, for sure. :eek::)

It makes me wonder whether the PC 680's that fail early might have a small continuous drain that is unknown to the aircraft owner. [Clock, memory...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 163,867
Posted By PCHunt
I'm still waiting another year or so. Things...

I'm still waiting another year or so.

Things seem to improve on an "order of magnitude" basis in electronics.

JMHO, YMMV.
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,859
Posted By PCHunt
I would be very interested in the wiring diagram...

I would be very interested in the wiring diagram for that! What two terminals did you attach the capacitor to? Voltage rating? Part number?

Thanks in advance..... :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-20-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By PCHunt
This is a fairly common occurrence. I would...

This is a fairly common occurrence. I would suggest Stop-Drilling the ends of the crack, and keep an eye on it. I have similar cracks, and they haven't progressed at all since I stop-drilled them.
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