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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,998
Posted By Ironflight
We’ve all been there Axel - identify a problem,...

We’ve all been there Axel - identify a problem, come up with a plausible cause, and then we tend to lock in on that cause. So its always good to get some out of the box thinking goign on. AS we used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By Ironflight
Dayton Murdock (DJM) has done this - one pivot...

Dayton Murdock (DJM) has done this - one pivot point, but two concentric shafts with two friction levers. Works really well!
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,609
Posted By Ironflight
Basically, yes to the first question. He’s...

Basically, yes to the first question. He’s telling you that he has heard your request and is putting that in to the system and his own thinking. If you need to climb and he hasn’t responded with a...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Ironflight
Just realize that in most cases, when teh engine...

Just realize that in most cases, when teh engine quits, the poropellor keeps windmilling - you have to fly very, very slowly (and intentionally) to get it to stop. Bottom line - you don’t need a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,680
Posted By Ironflight
Actually, it is not the primary, secondary or...

Actually, it is not the primary, secondary or tertiary power feed (pins A14,15,16) - it is pin A18 (GPS Memory) which keeps the clock function going (and depletes your batteryof the airplane sits a...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Ironflight
No matter what you end up with for clecos, be...

No matter what you end up with for clecos, be glad you’re building an RV - we finished up the wings for our all-metal motorglider last fall and used every cleco in captivity at our airpark! Each wing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,680
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - this! I have been flying relatively...

Yes - this! I have been flying relatively problem-free with my various GRT boxes for over thirteen years. A couple fo weeks ago, I had an HX hang during boot, and no matter how many times I power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ironflight
Yes - you can follow along my semi-occasional...

Yes - you can follow along my semi-occasional status posts on the Kitplanes web site. It’s coming long well, and will become on airplane on “Tuesday”....;)
Forum: Tools 01-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Ironflight
Well...an awful lot of them are caused by...

Well...an awful lot of them are caused by C-Frames and hammers as well.... evil devices!
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Ironflight
Yes, I’ve got a Harbor Fright one - works fine,...

Yes, I’ve got a Harbor Fright one - works fine, but the nose is kind of large in diameter, making it tough to get in close to flanges. The more expensive Taylor guns are narrower. If you’re riveting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,842
Posted By Ironflight
Completely as an aside, I am installing a red...

Completely as an aside, I am installing a red cube in the latest project, which has a 28 volt system. I contacted EI, and they told me that he cube works perfectly well at 5 - 30 volts - its just not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ironflight
USAA on this and our previous airpark home.

USAA on this and our previous airpark home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ironflight
How do I refer to my unfinished airplane? I just...

How do I refer to my unfinished airplane? I just call it “the jet”...... :)
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ironflight
You’ve already got the right idea - SCUBA shop is...

You’ve already got the right idea - SCUBA shop is the place to ask. If they don't have a connection, I wouldn’t use them as a SCUBA shop.....

Paul
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Ironflight
ClickBond nutplates come in a wide variety of...

ClickBond nutplates come in a wide variety of m,arterial specs - you could check out their online catalog to see if something works for you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By Ironflight
I helped a friend assemble a Superior kit earlier...

I helped a friend assemble a Superior kit earlier this year. He bought it through Barrett, and we did have to wait a few times for replacements of incorrect parts. (Not Barrett’s fault at all - they...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ironflight
Love the lake - I spent my college years as a...

Love the lake - I spent my college years as a diving charter master on the north shore! Nothing like challenging the gales of November (or September) in a nineteen foot Zodiac!
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ironflight
Grandpa would probably say that’s just a little...

Grandpa would probably say that’s just a little fast....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,337
Posted By Ironflight
I’ll pile on with Gary - Lycoming has quite a bit...

I’ll pile on with Gary - Lycoming has quite a bit of the factory dedicated to machining (They get raw forging and castings and make finished parts) and they have a state-of-the-art CNC line for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Ironflight
First suggestion - write your checklists for the...

First suggestion - write your checklists for the airplane, the order in which you want to do things for all flight phases. Then design the cockpit/panel to follow that flow. Beware - its an iterative...
Forum: COMM 12-11-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks everybody - all good inputs! Vern - I...

Thanks everybody - all good inputs! Vern - I forgot about that thread - great info there. I also like the link to the hardwired unit - install behind the panel and forget it.

Paul
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Ironflight
Thanks Pete - that’s all I am looking for - one...

Thanks Pete - that’s all I am looking for - one way to teh audio system. That way I can pair either the phone or the iPad, whichever is more convenient.
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Ironflight
BlueTooth Module for Aux Audio?

Wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these inexpensive Bluetooth modules designed to plug in to an Aux In jack so you can pair your phone to a simple radio. Here’s just one example a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,245
Posted By Ironflight
Looks like a white Christmas for the Cities this...

Looks like a white Christmas for the Cities this year!
Forum: Flight Testing 12-07-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Ironflight
Actually Mel, they plan to stat WRITING the NPRM...

Actually Mel, they plan to stat WRITING the NPRM in January, so make that at least two Big bags of popcorn.....
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,296
Posted By Ironflight
I fly a lot of different airplanes, and yes - the...

I fly a lot of different airplanes, and yes - the RV-14 is a pussycat when it comes to handling on the ground, or during take-off or landing. Any taildragger can bite you if you ignore it or abuse it...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,559
Posted By Ironflight
Hmm, lets me check the hangar inventory....R-3,...

Hmm, lets me check the hangar inventory....R-3, RV-6, RV-8, Xenos motorglider under construction, Subsonex under construction....oh, there it is - the Tundra! Hiding behind the old Four-Runner. Yep,...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By Ironflight
I routinely use our RV-3B for long trips, and try...

I routinely use our RV-3B for long trips, and try to make legs of over three hours by flying high and LOP. Yes, it is cramped, but I guess I have spent a lifetime learning how to manage small spaces...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By Ironflight
Joe - I think I was the first person other than...

Joe - I think I was the first person other than factory pilots to fly both the 14A and the -14, and gave both of them a good workout. Realistically, it was hard to tell the difference between the one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By Ironflight
Respectfully John, then you should start your own...

Respectfully John, then you should start your own thread on why the high road is the right way to fly the approach in an RV, and see how folks respond. You’ve already seen comments here from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By Ironflight
Jack, I started this thread, so I think I can...

Jack, I started this thread, so I think I can tell you what the purpose of the post was - it was to ask people to personally take responsibility for making the approach to Oshkosh better for everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,219
Posted By Ironflight
Wautoma (Y50) is a great place to land to the...

Wautoma (Y50) is a great place to land to the west of KOSH - close enough to the arrival to be able to launch based on ATIS information when the arrival looks good, friendly, often with EAA food and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,916
Posted By Ironflight
Yeah...Texas was just getting to...

Yeah...Texas was just getting to crowded.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By Ironflight
Mostly good comments so far folks - but I would...

Mostly good comments so far folks - but I would encourage you to use the pronoun “I”...not “you” .....OWN these thoughts. Don’t tell others what THEY should be doing - make a pledge to control what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By Ironflight
What can I do to make the Airventure arrival better?

OK, there is another epic thread running about the proposed improvements to the Airventure arrival after last year’s massive debacle on the opening weekend. A lot of time and effort is being put in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ironflight
A couple of thoughts (Many captured above) 1) It...

A couple of thoughts (Many captured above)

1) It takes only a couple of minutes to take off the forward half of the wheel pant - I don;t use hard-to-line-up holes.
2) I only have to check pressure a...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Ironflight
Vic is correct - work with your DAR....but just...

Vic is correct - work with your DAR....but just to clarify, I have never heard anyone who expedite a CONTINUOUS 1 hour run. You can do it in short increments - at the same time you test breaks and...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ironflight
Mel is completely correct - but after you source...

Mel is completely correct - but after you source the fitting and the crimper, you might find that bundling up the excess cable underneath the glareshield with a couple of zip ties is mighty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Ironflight
Just last week I installed about a hundred...

Just last week I installed about a hundred oversized CherryMax’s in an upgrade project on our Tundra. I was going through some thick materials, so was using -4 length rivets, and couldn’t get them to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ironflight
Scuff, clean, then self-etching Rustoleum primer...

Scuff, clean, then self-etching Rustoleum primer if I recall. That’s what I am doing now at least, and I dont recall changing my overall philosophy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ironflight
It’s actually been 13 years now, and the Val has...

It’s actually been 13 years now, and the Val has just shy of 1900 hours. Teh paint has shown no signs of peeling or bond failure. There are a few scratches here and there becasue of dropped tools and...
Forum: Propellers 10-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Ironflight
Our four C/S Prop installations all have...

Our four C/S Prop installations all have different “minimum reaction RPM’s”. One you can cycle at 1800, one has to be at 1850, another wants 1900, and the fourth won’t cycle until you get it to 1950....
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,556
Posted By Ironflight
As suggested above, Boelube is a good...

As suggested above, Boelube is a good answer.

Defeating the locking feature of the nutplates by running a tap through them defeats the designer’s purpose in putting a locking nutplate there. In some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Ironflight
Changing from the “tractor valve” to the Andair...

Changing from the “tractor valve” to the Andair is one of those things that sound simple, but ends up being a lot more work than you think. You’ll have to remake fuel lines, and figure out the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ironflight
I think you mean “Jugs” (Cylinders) - you don’t...

I think you mean “Jugs” (Cylinders) - you don’t replace just the head, like on a car engine. I have had good luck with simple nitride Lycomning cylinders. The break in nicely, and if you fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,533
Posted By Ironflight
But your experimental might be anything from a...

But your experimental might be anything from a Homebuilt J-3 that ca max out at 60 knots, or a jet that can do 300....since this thread is about uncontrolled airspace, it really helps other pilots if...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 29,629
Posted By Ironflight
Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile...

Awful news - every time I saw Jon, he had a smile and a friendly word. A class act as a man, a los for everyone whose life he has touched.

Paul
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Ironflight
Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep...

Vlad has it right here. Most people that keep track of their build time (can I see a show of hands engineers?!) track only time in the shop. If they were honest, they'd probably log at least half as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,757
Posted By Ironflight
Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with...

Paul Bertorelli of AvWeb posted an interview with Sean Elliott, the bellybutton at EAA who is the point man for working this with the FAA. The podcast is 15 minutes long, but it really does give you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,692
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's...

I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's videos for the standard stuff. Concentrate on tasks that are specific to RV's, especially the ones that take a lot of time because people don't know the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Ironflight
Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient...

Car battery works, but nowhere near as convenient as a 9 volt (as someone mentioned above). Yup - runs slower, but it lets you know that it is working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Ironflight
This: The only purpose of flap tape that I can...

This:



The only purpose of flap tape that I can tell is to protect the paint on the flap. It’s not required to make the flap operate, and it would take a lot of years to wear away the underside of...
Forum: RV-4 10-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By Ironflight
Without actually going out and finding our RV-3...

Without actually going out and finding our RV-3 plans, I think the SK is “Sketch”, and you’ll find them in the plans and instructions....

But I could be remembering that wrong.
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ironflight
That matches what I think I said - clockwise to...

That matches what I think I said - clockwise to increase RPM. I guess it all depends on what they define as happening for each direction, you do pull it against the spring counterclockwise- and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,418
Posted By Ironflight
Couple of thoughts....

Hey Bob,

1) Vic recently replaced the canopy on his -10, and who it it up for the magaine (embarrassed to say I don;t know which issue, and don;t have a Directory with me....). Some good pointers...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,736
Posted By Ironflight
Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair...

Anywhere an air molecule can escape is fair game....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By Ironflight
I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat”...

I agree with ave seen people want to be “neat” and have Hose’s going direct from point to point - and you can p I’ll the ends right out of the Hose with engine movement that way. Since you bought a...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Ironflight
There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3...

There are two drawings for roll bars in the RV-3 plans if I recall - and I have seen many other designs by various other builders. Take a look at the plans and they may give you some ideas. It will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 57,531
Posted By Ironflight
Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before...

Strikes were all the rage for the RV-8 before folks figured out that good intersection fairings did the same thing and with lower drag - that was more than about a dozen years ago. So if you like...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,144
Posted By Ironflight
I agree it doesn’t have to make sense for the...

I agree it doesn’t have to make sense for the consumer - but it sure does for the business! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By Ironflight
WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your...

WHat Mel says is true - it depends a lot on your FSDO. However....they are not without guidance. Teh document they use to determine what they can and cannot do specifically says that work on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By Ironflight
My experimental building and 3 repairman...

My experimental building and 3 repairman certificates were useful to getting the FSDO to sign my paperwork to test - but it was forty years of working on airplanes under the supervision of an IA and...
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