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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Raymo
People often test for ferrous metal with a...

People often test for ferrous metal with a magnet, which then magnetizes the metal.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Raymo
I removed mine for cleaning about a month ago....

I removed mine for cleaning about a month ago. Very little fuel came out of either line. I suspect the pump has check valve to keep the fuel from flowing back toward the tank but it is not mentioned...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By Raymo
There should be a plate on the left side of the...

There should be a plate on the left side of the oil sump that shows the engine model.

I agree, it may be easier to sell separately. A buyer of the engine will likely want to pull a cylinder to look...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Raymo
Also confirm your brake reservoir cap has a...

Also confirm your brake reservoir cap has a breather hole or sufficient air space for fluid to return.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Raymo
Anyone with a Dynon VHF radio is using re-branded...

Anyone with a Dynon VHF radio is using re-branded Trig. Quite happy with mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Raymo
My -7A rudder has the riveted tailing edge and...

My -7A rudder has the riveted tailing edge and was about 1/2 ball off in cruise. I used my hands to gently bend the rudder trailing edge very slightly. The next flight, the ball was way off to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Raymo
I suspect you have a light weight composite prop...

I suspect you have a light weight composite prop up front. My -7A has a Saber 4" spacer and 20 lb crush plate to compensate for the 12 lb Catto 3 blad prop. With this setup, it is difficult to have...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Raymo
I used these to plug...

I used these to plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,408
Posted By Raymo
Those that have tested the cold air sump (Mahlon)...

Those that have tested the cold air sump (Mahlon) stated a 7 HP increase. Fuel injection would be a given since it is fwd facing but likely helps with more even fuel distribution.

A friend with that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Raymo
Try measuring the fuel coming out of the...

Try measuring the fuel coming out of the injectors (small bottle at each cylinder) and see if you can reproduce the varying fuel flow on the ground.
Forum: Tools 04-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Raymo
See figure 4-6 in AC-43.13-1b, as well.

See figure 4-6 in AC-43.13-1b, as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Raymo
I would use option 3 with the shield grounded at...

I would use option 3 with the shield grounded at the strobe power supply. Ideally, shields are grounded at the source of the potential EMI/noise.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Raymo
I am quite happy with my Catto 3 blade NLE and 20...

I am quite happy with my Catto 3 blade NLE and 20 lb plate from Saber out front to keep CG very happy. Of course, my engine is has a solid crank, so I didn't really have a choice. If I were in need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Raymo
If flying by myself, I put the heavy stuff in the...

If flying by myself, I put the heavy stuff in the passenger seat to keep things closer to CG. This should work for you in the -12 as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Raymo
Application Programming Interface. It allows...

Application Programming Interface.

It allows developers to write code that works with an application without having the vendor's source code. The vendor would provide documentation on the API...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Raymo
If your -7 was built for a taller person, you may...

If your -7 was built for a taller person, you may need to also relocate the pedal blocks aft a bit. I set mine up for my 5'8" and it fits perfectly but taller people are not comfortable so I plan to...
Forum: COMM 04-16-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Raymo
You can try increasing the squelch in the SV...

You can try increasing the squelch in the SV setup. I had to do this after installing LED landing lights. Went from 50% to 74% to get the noise to go away. Planning to install shielded wires at some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,577
Posted By Raymo
I use and like ForeFlight on the iPad but my gen...

I use and like ForeFlight on the iPad but my gen 1 mini will soon not be supported by FF due to iOS and application changes.

I may opt for an Android device and go back to FlyPlanGo (free) as my...
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,916
Posted By Raymo
Coastal Georgia?

Eagle Neck (1GA0) is a nice private, paved strip near where I live outside Savannah. Lots of history along with summer heat, humidity and sand gnats :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Raymo
You mentioned dual P-Mags. Make sure you have the...

You mentioned dual P-Mags. Make sure you have the jumper installed between 2 and 3 on the connector or, better yet, connect your computer and drop the Adv Shift to 0 or -1.4 and your Max Adv to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Raymo
The best price I found on the DMC tools was on...

The best price I found on the DMC tools was on the DMC website. The down-side is that it takes weeks to get your order fulfilled. If you do a lot of de-pinning, these are well worth the price and you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Raymo
Did you try setting both headsets to mono? I...

Did you try setting both headsets to mono? I don't think the Sigtronics intercom is stereo.
Forum: Autopilots 04-11-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Raymo
Consider replacing the nylock nut with a...

Consider replacing the nylock nut with a castellated/cotterpin setup so you won't have to worry about the nut backing off.
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Raymo
There are two separate update paths available on...

There are two separate update paths available on the Dynon site. You will need to use the one that selectively updates the software (method 2).

Vans should have it available to you in the near...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By Raymo
You can use a tube in the tubeless tire. If going...

You can use a tube in the tubeless tire. If going tubeless, the wheel must also be capable of going tubeless (mine are not).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Raymo
Changing the stud is another option to work with...

Changing the stud is another option to work with the "hot locker" nuts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,784
Posted By Raymo
From what I have read on the unit, the LRI only...

From what I have read on the unit, the LRI only provides AOA from their probe. You would need a separate pitot tube for airspeed.

I am helping install the probe and associated wiring in a ADI Super...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,998
Posted By Raymo
You are correct. You can use spacers and plates...

You are correct. You can use spacers and plates to tighten the through-bolts back down after removing cylinders and prior to rotating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Raymo
Build on (and extra required text).

Build on (and extra required text).
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Raymo
There are apparently two different IMRON...

There are apparently two different IMRON products. One is rated for a wider temperature range (think flight levels) while the other, less expensive, is often used for painting boats. (heard it...
Forum: Southeast 04-04-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Raymo
Paul, Have you tried Ray Allen...

Paul,

Have you tried Ray Allen (https://avionicssource.com/directory/ray-allens-electronics/)? He travels to many airports in the SE and provides the service. He did my -7A a few months ago and was...
Forum: Southeast 04-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Raymo
Talk to SAV if the LHW tower is not open or just...

Talk to SAV if the LHW tower is not open or just fly around, which is what I most often do. As mentioned, the LHW tower is usually closed on weekends but activity picks up during summer months when a...
Forum: Southeast 03-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Raymo
I need to catch up with my current workload first...

I need to catch up with my current workload first :)
Forum: Southeast 03-30-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Raymo
Mitch has found new hangar mates, which would be...

Mitch has found new hangar mates, which would be me and my hangar mate from two hangars down from him.

This leaves our half of a 50x50 open for a new tenant. Current rate is 300/mo and easily fits 2...
Forum: COMM 03-30-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Raymo
Try pulling the MIC plug (assuming you have duel...

Try pulling the MIC plug (assuming you have duel GA plugs) and test again. If it still goes screeeeeeeeeeeech, you likely have a grounding issue in the PTT wiring, which is unlikely (it just closes a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Raymo
The knife connectors are interchangeable...

The knife connectors are interchangeable regardless of size (red, blue, yellow). You could, in this case, use a yellow for two 14 g wires and a blue for the other side.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,249
Posted By Raymo
I have a 4" Sabre extension with a 20 lb plate in...

I have a 4" Sabre extension with a 20 lb plate in front of the 7" aluminum crush plate with Catto 3 blade NLE that weighs about 12 lbs. CG is 79.58 and I have no issues loading the plane to max GW...
Forum: COMM 03-28-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Raymo
I did something similar in an RV-3 recently with...

I did something similar in an RV-3 recently with two radios and no intercom. The AeroElectric PDF suggested 150 ohm, 1/2 watt resistors...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Raymo
I like the knife connectors...

I like the knife connectors (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/knifedisc.php?clickkey=11257) for this type of work. Heat shrink over them after connecting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By Raymo
Larry, If you plan to install an IFR navigator...

Larry,

If you plan to install an IFR navigator (e.g. Garmin/Avidyne), you'll want to keep a section in the middle of the sub-panel open. Most of those boxes are 9+ inches long and will need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Raymo
It is likely the seal that is stuck. Some use...

It is likely the seal that is stuck. Some use engine oil to lubricate it prior to installation. DC4 works better or the new Tempest filters that have lube impregnated into the seal.

I have a large...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Raymo
Steve, See page 15-8 in Rev AC of the Dynon...

Steve,

See page 15-8 in Rev AC of the Dynon installation manual. I also posted a response on their forum.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Raymo
No. This one is 5-6" long total; typical for a 6...

No. This one is 5-6" long total; typical for a 6 cylinder engine but can be screwed into another tube. Based on what you said, you'll likely need a new tube or just re-mark your dip-stick.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Raymo
Yes. Here is a preliminary photo when I was...

Yes. Here is a preliminary photo when I was working on fitting everything together. I ended up going to the Trombone exhaust (Vetterman) and removing the top phenolic block for cowl clearance....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-21-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Raymo
I have the typical 6 cylinder tube that would...

I have the typical 6 cylinder tube that would work.

https://i.imgur.com/3ihvLm5l.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Raymo
The site also says you can BT enable a headset...

The site also says you can BT enable a headset that is not currently.

Some older BT A20s have limited BT capability but I don't recall the details. I think they worked for phone calls but not music...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By Raymo
You are not mistaken. It now works with the...

You are not mistaken. It now works with the latest Dynon update, as mentioned in that post. Apparently it was an issue on the Dynon side.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Raymo
Yes, call Don at AFP and see if you should use...

Yes, call Don at AFP and see if you should use something like his FM-200 vs the FM-150. The latter is typical for O-320-360, 150-185 HP and the former is typical for ~200 HP engines and up.

He also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Raymo
With #4 EGT and CHT falling, I'd suspect it is...

With #4 EGT and CHT falling, I'd suspect it is getting less fuel or more air than the others. If ignition was the issue, EGT would go up while CHT would drop (more fuel burning in the exhaust pipe).
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Raymo
Southern Soul Barbeque...

Southern Soul Barbeque (http://southernsoulbbq.com/) is just north of the airport and not far from where you'll park.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By Raymo
Thanks. Missed our post, somehow. We set the Max...

Thanks. Missed our post, somehow. We set the Max RPM per Brad's recommendation and 2600 RPM limit of the prop but I understand the concern.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By Raymo
A friend and his carbureted RV-6 recently had the...

A friend and his carbureted RV-6 recently had the same issue with one P-Mag. We built the cable to connect it to the computer and re-programmed the P-Mag to reduce the Adv Shift and Max Adv (as well...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Raymo
Jekyll Island (09J) and Red Bug Pizza if you want...

Jekyll Island (09J) and Red Bug Pizza if you want a trip to the coast. You can borrow a Red Bug electric cart at the airport for a couple hours to get to their restaurant a couple miles away.

Also,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By Raymo
No setup needed that I am aware. Connect to the...

No setup needed that I am aware. Connect to the WiFi dongle with your phone, as you would for loading a flight plan. I had weather in FF previously, as did others, but nobody had traffic.

With...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By Raymo
It was posted by Dynon in their forum a few weeks...

It was posted by Dynon in their forum a few weeks back.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By Raymo
There is also a hardware fix for the 472. If you...

There is also a hardware fix for the 472. If you have one, you'll need to contact Dynon for a replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Raymo
Lycon provides porting and polishing services...

Lycon provides porting and polishing services (http://www.lycon.com/services.html). They may have some numbers.
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-13-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Raymo
Agree. I don't see the value in this...

Agree. I don't see the value in this package/offering. You'd be further ahead to just go with the JPI-830, which is also certified (STC), but cannot replace existing gauges in a certified plane.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Raymo
I used mostly Sika-Flex for the entire canopy....

I used mostly Sika-Flex for the entire canopy. Where I still used rivets and screws was only along the canopy skirts to attach them to frame and plexiglass.

My canopy has a significant gap (~3/8")...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By Raymo
Tom and Steve make all the lines in-house.

Tom and Steve make all the lines in-house.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,050
Posted By Raymo
I found a great deal on my -7A kit that was...

I found a great deal on my -7A kit that was basically in quick-build state and excellent quality. Still spent about 45-50k to finish it but I cut no corners and installed everything I wanted on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Raymo
Below are the wiring related OP drawings I have...

Below are the wiring related OP drawings I have from the CD ordered in 2014.

05/05/2014 04:31 PM 329,461 OP10 Rv6,7,8,9 Wiring Diagram-Layout1.pdf
05/05/2014 04:31 PM 123,975...
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