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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Raymo
You are correct that the length is the same for...

You are correct that the length is the same for the -7 and -9 and that the center -to-center of connecting rods should be approximately 6 5/8" with some minor adjusting for your installation. My...
Forum: COMM 09-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Raymo
Assuming your scrap metal antenna is connected to...

Assuming your scrap metal antenna is connected to only the core conductor of the RG-400, touching that to ground would, essentially, short out the antenna. (I'm not an expert in this field, consider...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By Raymo
Keep in mind that Snopercod is flying a Lancair...

Keep in mind that Snopercod is flying a Lancair so a direct comparison might not be appropriate. The Lancairs are very fast but also need higher speeds for takeoff and landing, due to the laminar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Raymo
When I was purchasing a kit from another, I...

When I was purchasing a kit from another, I looked at the current cost per kit and came up with an offer that we both found acceptable. Kit costs have gone up since 2007 so selling the price you paid...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Raymo
Check for continuity between the center pin and...

Check for continuity between the center pin and the outer shell and to ground. If you have continuity, you have a short and will need to repair or replace one or both connectors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Raymo
Try pulling the unit out, cleaning the connectors...

Try pulling the unit out, cleaning the connectors and re-seat. You may have a pin in the try harness that is receding as well.
Forum: Reviews 09-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Raymo
I agree, they stand behind their products. I've...

I agree, they stand behind their products. I've had to replace all of mine due to failed right strobe and tail that would always strobe. They offered to repair the failed right or replace both wing...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,365
Posted By Raymo
I cut my stick for panel clearance, plus a little...

I cut my stick for panel clearance, plus a little but fly with my arm rested on my left leg and fly with fingertips at the bottom of the Infinity grip. Takeoffs and landings are full grip.

Anyone I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Raymo
If it is true that the mags have not been touched...

If it is true that the mags have not been touched in 400 hours, you'll want to check timing, which is recommended every 100/CI/annual by Slick. They recommend your IRAN them every 500.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like the one I have from Composite Designs...

Sounds like the one I have from Composite Designs (http://www.compositedesigninc.com/trim-relay-boards).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Raymo
I'll take a stab... The in/out depends on how...

I'll take a stab...

The in/out depends on how the cooler is mounted. I believe you want the pressure side at the bottom and return at the top.

Not sure there is an industry standard but, in...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Raymo
Bob, See page 6 of 12 in this...

Bob,

See page 6 of 12 in this document.

https://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GTN625_STCGTN6XX_7XXandGMA35ICA.pdf

Is your showing that the battery is low? If so, it states you can have an authorized...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Raymo
My OP-12 drawing specifies RV-6 but it could be...

My OP-12 drawing specifies RV-6 but it could be used as a ground block in a -7 as well.

Most use a forest of tabs on the firewall (http://www.bandc.aero/groundblock2424-tabfirewallkit.aspx) to bring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Raymo
If you aren't going to re-use the wooden grip,...

If you aren't going to re-use the wooden grip, your drill should make the job of removing a bit easier.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,393
Posted By Raymo
You noted that EGT drops a bit with both...

You noted that EGT drops a bit with both ignitions enabled. With both sets of plugs firing, more fuel is being burned inside the cylinders and could be pushing you into the "too lean" zone on one or...
Forum: Propellers 08-21-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,290
Posted By Raymo
I have the same setup with SJ cowl. Below is the...

I have the same setup with SJ cowl. Below is the data from my tag. I can just barely get 2700+ RPM at 5500' alt (haven't tried WOT any higher). Still working to clean up a few things to reduce drag a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
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: 642
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: 722
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: 9
Views: 857
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: 247
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: 506
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: 104
Views: 13,968
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: 823
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: 1,990
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: 319
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: 1,472
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: 823
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: 823
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: 36,205
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: 467
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: 718
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: 823
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: 14
Views: 1,561
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: 761
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: 6,218
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: 1,157
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: 2,675
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: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
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: 731
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: 3,730
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: 1,054
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: 794
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: 996
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: 672
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: 690
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: 104
Views: 13,968
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,493
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: 822
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: 1,815
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: 2,322
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: 57
Views: 7,660
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: 459
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: 920
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: 5,800
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: 2,016
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: 614
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: 913
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: 2,310
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.
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