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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By vic syracuse
Heat is the bane of all electronics. Adding a...

Heat is the bane of all electronics. Adding a blast tube can't hurt and as mentioned, some have seen better results by doing so. In the early days many of us experimented with automotive alternators,...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By vic syracuse
Very well done! What standby alternator are you...

Very well done! What standby alternator are you planning on using? A practice of mine is to use a very good one with enough capacity to not really have to make any changes to aircraft operation if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By vic syracuse
Honestly, it's not that hard and a reading...

Honestly, it's not that hard and a reading without bleeding it down isn't really worth much. These engines are really old technology and most everything is out in the open and easy to get at. It's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By vic syracuse
Using the method of having it sit so they get...

Using the method of having it sit so they get compressed can make it easier to get the rocker arms off but it doesn't mean they are compressed enough to get an accurate measurement of dry clearance....
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes it will. Much easier to get the air in it,...

Yes it will. Much easier to get the air in it, too. :)

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By vic syracuse
Nice job! Barrett does a really nice job with the...

Nice job! Barrett does a really nice job with the IRAN. It is the right way to go for piece of mind without breaking the bank.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By vic syracuse
Check PM. Vic

Check PM.
Vic
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,120
Posted By vic syracuse
As has been mentioned already, but want I want to...

As has been mentioned already, but want I want to emphasize: the key to the RV-12 is SPEED CONTROL. Unlike in some other airplanes where excess speed and altitude can be aggressively corrected by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,233
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes! If you use a magnet you take a chance on...

Yes! If you use a magnet you take a chance on magnetizing the ball and then it may not work properly. Expensive mistake.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,233
Posted By vic syracuse
You shouldn't use a magnet to get the lifters...

You shouldn't use a magnet to get the lifters out. Use a piece of safety wire.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,697
Posted By vic syracuse
Usually an engine that ingests a valve is...

Usually an engine that ingests a valve is followed shortly by catastrophic failure, but nothing is certain. If just a little peice breaks off of the valve and it is your lucky day the piece just...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,025
Posted By vic syracuse
Thanks. That's better. I was so happy to just be...

Thanks. That's better. I was so happy to just be able to find it. :)

Vic
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,025
Posted By vic syracuse
Here you...

Here you go:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=127942&highlight=Earthx&page=7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,426
Posted By vic syracuse
Wow. Glad everyone is OK. Kind of rare for up...

Wow. Glad everyone is OK. Kind of rare for up there, isn't it?

Vic
Forum: Safety 10-12-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,025
Posted By vic syracuse
Greg, I ran some tests on my RV-10 which are...

Greg, I ran some tests on my RV-10 which are posted on this site and in a KP article. Basically, the Earthx battery supplies enough juice to crank an IO-540 twice for 20 seconds, then run a full up...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,714
Posted By vic syracuse
I agree. I never needed support much as the...

I agree. I never needed support much as the product was really solid, but he knew the answer when needed!

Vic
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By vic syracuse
Way nice!!!!

Way nice!!!!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,296
Posted By vic syracuse
Some of the emotion centers around the timing...

Some of the emotion centers around the timing failures, as they can be very inconvenient at times when we are expecting a reliable airplane. As mentioned, the same failure phenomenon applies to many...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By vic syracuse
Just bumping this to the top in case someone...

Just bumping this to the top in case someone missed it. Still looking.
Thanks.

Vic
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,790
Posted By vic syracuse
Bob is dead on here. I fly the same way all the...

Bob is dead on here. I fly the same way all the time---flight plan created on the Avidyne 540 and then just fly the EFIS, using the GPS/NAV1 as the source. IT's much easier to quickly make changes to...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By vic syracuse
That stuff you mention should be OK. I travel a...

That stuff you mention should be OK. I travel a lot commercially doing prebuys and it seems as though the rule for tools is it has to be shorter than 6". At least that is what I was told. Sometimes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-07-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By vic syracuse
WTB: RV-7

I have a customer who would like for me to find him a reasonably-priced RV-7. Priorities are a solid airframe and solid engine/propeller, with avionics being secondary. I will not be brokering it,...
Forum: Southeast 10-07-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,018
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, these are photos of the actual parts as...

Yes, these are photos of the actual parts as removed.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By vic syracuse
The 10 is a really nice cross-country traveling...

The 10 is a really nice cross-country traveling machine, and because of that you will most likely fly in the weather once in a while, at least we do. I don't fly in any serious weather, but it is...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, that clip does hold the outer bearing in...

Yes, that clip does hold the outer bearing in place. Make sure the groove is clean.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,918
Posted By vic syracuse
JonJay hit the nail on the head. It's hard for...

JonJay hit the nail on the head. It's hard for one to imagine howa fiber nut could fail in this particualr case. But keep in mind the fleet is young. Who knows what happens over the years as the...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,918
Posted By vic syracuse
It's amazing to me that someone would post that...

It's amazing to me that someone would post that they are using nylocs in place of castellated nuts because they look better! These are airplanes we are talking about and the use of non-standard...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By vic syracuse
Yaw servo

Yes it is much easier to do it now rather than crawl back in there later to do it. No, you will not need trim. You might still need a trim piece on the rudder, as he yaw servo only trims the ball to...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By vic syracuse
Congratulations to you!

Congratulations to you!
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By vic syracuse
Well done!

Jared did a superb job of building this kit, making my job on both the inspection and the first flight, utilizing the Additional Pilot Program, a piece of cake. :)

Congrats to Jared!

Vic
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By vic syracuse
You should get the ultimate Perseverence Award!...

You should get the ultimate Perseverence Award! Congratulations!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,548
Posted By vic syracuse
It is common practice to put these on the...

It is common practice to put these on the firewall so you don't have a hot, unprotected B-lead running directly into the cockpit, as was practiced for many years.

If you have a 60 amp alternator,...
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,018
Posted By vic syracuse
I took a look at this when it failed and it was...

I took a look at this when it failed and it was interesting to me that both of the pendulum weights had broken the pins on the crankshaft. Whether the crank broke first and then the weights sheared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,548
Posted By vic syracuse
What you described works fine. B&C specialty has...

What you described works fine. B&C specialty has pictures of them on their website.

http://www.bandc.aero/anlcurrentlimiterbase-1.aspx


Vic
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By vic syracuse
I will try to remember to let you know when we...

I will try to remember to let you know when we are going. As for some of the comments---yes, I have ridden the Drag 8 times, but really love the Cherahola and the Blue Ridge a whole lot more, as...
Forum: Southeast 09-24-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By vic syracuse
Flying and riding motorcycles

For those of you who love to ride bikes as well as fly, I thought I would share a neat opportunity with you. My son and I both ride, but live on the South side of Atlanta. All of the great roads are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By vic syracuse
How many hours on your engine and how old is it?...

How many hours on your engine and how old is it? Most of the time these types of indications are caused by leaking intake gaskets.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,980
Posted By vic syracuse
I've built the Kitfox models II, IV, and Seven...

I've built the Kitfox models II, IV, and Seven over about a 20 year spread. They are definitely a square wing and we build washout in those wings, as per the plans.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By vic syracuse
I flew with Van himself in the 10 and watched so...

I flew with Van himself in the 10 and watched so I could learn. He pushed the stick to the right to lower the left aileron and then matched it with flap for takeoff. I have done that ever since....
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm with, Mel. I always use them for takeoff,...

I'm with, Mel. I always use them for takeoff, especially in the 10.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By vic syracuse
Well done. Congratulations!!!

Well done. Congratulations!!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By vic syracuse
Agree with Dan. Your battery is so dead that the...

Agree with Dan. Your battery is so dead that the chharger doesn't know which way to go. Hook up a high amp charger for a few minutes and see if you can get it started taking a charge. It may take a...
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,961
Posted By vic syracuse
[QUOTE=maus92;1204142]Question: Does Orlando's...

[QUOTE=maus92;1204142]Question: Does Orlando's approach radar support TIS-A, and are you able to receive those targets from your transponder?


Yes, I see TIS-A targets in the Atlanta area (it...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,961
Posted By vic syracuse
I feel your pain, if you want to call it that. I...

I feel your pain, if you want to call it that. I am just getting over what should have been a mid air a couple of weeks ago. It gave me the chills all the way home and for a couple of weeks, quite...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,076
Posted By vic syracuse
Cold solder joint

Out of curiosity I took apart the failed regulator to understand the root cause. It was a cold solder joint on a large wire on the printed circuit board. Clearly the board is wave soldered and that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By vic syracuse
Unless you live in an area where you know will...

Unless you live in an area where you know will have dirty fuel and need some extra filtering, the current fuel systems with one filter have been running pretty well on thousands of flying RV's. One...
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
Why not just have fun?

I think Randy has the absolute right attitude towards the RV-12! To me it seems the 12 is an airplane that will fly for 2-3 hours and still have a comfortable amount of fuel left. Yes, it's nice to...
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't think "nothing" is the right answer...

I don't think "nothing" is the right answer regarding the carb screws. The idle mixture is usually adjusted when doing a carb sync, which should be checked annually.

The egt's are adjusted as per...
Forum: ADS-B 09-11-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By vic syracuse
I have seen them fail without the integrity set...

I have seen them fail without the integrity set to IE7.

Vic
Forum: COMM 09-11-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By vic syracuse
There's a good chance the power button could have...

There's a good chance the power button could have been hit. Ask me how I know. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
On the first leg of the trip to the Expo I flew...

On the first leg of the trip to the Expo I flew 2.7 hours and put in 15.4 gallons of fuel when I landed. The routing was from GA04 to KCTJ and a landing at KHVC. My figures show that as 276NM.

We...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
I thought it was a pretty good turnout, but to be...

I thought it was a pretty good turnout, but to be fair it was my first time at this one. I think it will grow in the future as word gets out. Personally, I liked the "slower" pace as I felt I could...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,076
Posted By vic syracuse
Gents, it was Friday and ANY other RV...

Gents, it was Friday and ANY other RV builder/pilot could have had any part overnighted to them. Personally, I think the support from the RV comunity and the Factory is superb, and it has been...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
Perhaps I am reading your post wrong, but there's...

Perhaps I am reading your post wrong, but there's no way I would calculate "range" assuming dry tanks. That would be a real pucker factor for me. :)
I know the regs say we need 30 minutes of fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By vic syracuse
Mucho thanks to John Crabtree

I can't say thanks enough to fellow RV-6 builder John Crabtree, from Evansville, IN. He stopped by with a regulator today from another friend's project ( Dan Grimm) that I was able to install,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By vic syracuse
Need help---912 voltage regulator ASAP

Team, I am at Mt Vernon for Midwest Light Sport Expo and the voltage regulator just failed. Anyone close by have one? Please call.
404-307-5133

At KMVN
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
Show the Van's flag

For those of you looking for somewhere to go today or tomorrow, you should come over to the Expo at KMVN. I'm not normally at an aviation event in this part of the country so it would be really nice...
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
At 5400 rpm I was showing 116-118 knots and fuel...

At 5400 rpm I was showing 116-118 knots and fuel burn of 4.7-4.9 gph. That was at gross weight.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By vic syracuse
Congrats!

So glad you made the plunge, Jeff! It will be a fun journey.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
At expo

Really wonderful and silky-smooth 4-hour flight in the RV-12 up to KMVN this morning! I even had to hand fly it all the way as the autopilot wasn't working. Actually it was kind of a treat. Really a...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 48,934
Posted By vic syracuse
Florida looks ot be in the cross hairs. :( I can...

Florida looks ot be in the cross hairs. :(
I can fit 2-3 RV's in my hangar if needed.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By vic syracuse
I will be there with the Van's demo RV-12. Hope...

I will be there with the Van's demo RV-12. Hope to arrive on Wednesday evening, but the weather is looking like it will be Thursday afternoon due to a cold front between here and there.

Vic
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