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Forum: Midwest Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By AlexPeterson
These are the first pictures in over 10 years...

These are the first pictures in over 10 years I've seen on VAF that were oriented wrong. I don't plan to rewrite Chrome's code... :eek:
Forum: Midwest Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By AlexPeterson
In my Chrome browser on a PC, all of Derek's...

In my Chrome browser on a PC, all of Derek's pictures are rotated 90 degrees. Do others see this also? They're fine when viewed on Chrome on an ipad.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By AlexPeterson
I keep my plane for part of the summer at...

I keep my plane for part of the summer at Henning. We'll have to touch base next summer. Perhaps we met at their fly-in?

Pelican Lake - I think the place on the south shore towards the east end is...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By AlexPeterson
Derek - what lake is that?

Derek - what lake is that?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By AlexPeterson
18psi is not low enough to cause the engine to...

18psi is not low enough to cause the engine to miss. Is the fuel pump new or rebuilt?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By AlexPeterson
I did not need to shorten the screen when adding...

I did not need to shorten the screen when adding the Christen system. Is it possible some of the caps or fittings have a longer recess in them?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,847
Posted By AlexPeterson
It's like those dog perimeter wires...

It's like those dog perimeter wires...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By AlexPeterson
Did you by chance fly it when you verified with...

Did you by chance fly it when you verified with the mechanical gauge?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,847
Posted By AlexPeterson
"Delta 178 Heavy, make immediate right turn to...

"Delta 178 Heavy, make immediate right turn to 240 for traffic avoidance - break - American 873, please climb at best rate for traffic avoidance - break - Delta..."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By AlexPeterson
There is a plug in the screen housing in the sump...

There is a plug in the screen housing in the sump that needs to be removed. Seems it takes about a #8 or #10 threaded rod to grab onto it in order to remove it.
Forum: Midwest 12-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By AlexPeterson
Sadly true! This sounds a lot like the scam that...

Sadly true!

This sounds a lot like the scam that Florida had going where they nailed people moving into the state a “sales” tax on their car, regardless of whether it had been previously registered...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By AlexPeterson
See Dan's pictures on post #5 of this...

See Dan's pictures on post #5 of this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=160388) thread. I think 10 years is too long for these diaphragm pumps. I recently changed mine with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
John, congratulations again on a truly amazing...

John, congratulations again on a truly amazing accomplishment, under many difficult circumstances. Well done!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-26-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By AlexPeterson
picture as promised

Here is some ancient history ca 1999. I've since replaced the selector valve with an Andair (essentially a drop-in w/r to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-25-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By AlexPeterson
Rick, I don't have any pictures handy...

Rick, I don't have any pictures handy (pre-digital...), but I mounted my AFP pump on the forward side of the spar, just to the left of the selector valve. This was the original, more compact version...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By AlexPeterson
Pictures of top plate wear/cracking

These pictures are from top plate #3 or so, taken off around 800 hrs time in service.

The red lines are the cracks. Most of the scratches and the c-clamp marks are post-use. The cracks are quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By AlexPeterson
Larry, about how long was the pin with the hole? ...

Larry, about how long was the pin with the hole? Length of the small hole would seem to be an important variable. Also, was it near the engine end? I have a restrictor in mine also, but it’s a fair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By AlexPeterson
I have a G3X touch (for about the last 2 years),...

I have a G3X touch (for about the last 2 years), and I see an oscillation in MAP when I run at 2400 rpm. I don't see any oscillation at my typical cruise rpm of 2300. I believe it is a sample...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,190
Posted By AlexPeterson
Lots of good stuff here:...

Lots of good stuff here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121430

"I believe most failures are a result of the Pilot using the nose gear as landing gear instead of taxi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By AlexPeterson
It only takes a tiny amount of oil - just a...

It only takes a tiny amount of oil - just a little line of it along each crease on the outside. It might initially only be a little red line 1/8" wide. Give it an hour or two and it will disperse...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By AlexPeterson
Interesting... You might find some of the stuff...

Interesting... You might find some of the stuff the Sam James cowl guys use, the wet suit stuff or whatever, to bridge the gap from the inlet to the FAB. I may do that modification next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By AlexPeterson
I probably posted this in another thread, but it...

I probably posted this in another thread, but it might be interesting to some. Sorry about the poor quality - it is a scan of a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By AlexPeterson
Top Plate: I've made about 3 new top plates in...

Top Plate:
I've made about 3 new top plates in 1600 hours (O-360, AFP injection). The first plate was the anodized plate from AFP. I don't recall how long that lasted, maybe 2-300 hours. (Side...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By AlexPeterson
I thought I wrote this clearly, but maybe not. ...

I thought I wrote this clearly, but maybe not. If I hit direct-to, it will of course immediately re-center, but will drift again within 10 or 20 seconds to off-course and stay there until I run out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By AlexPeterson
Larry, the entire point of my post was to note...

Larry, the entire point of my post was to note that if the ball isn't centered, the a/p will not track the course line, which means the closer boxes are off center. (How far off-center the far boxes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By AlexPeterson
Follow up with picture

This is what I was describing in the earlier...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By AlexPeterson
A 430w drives my G3X Touch. What I observe is...

A 430w drives my G3X Touch. What I observe is that the Garmin autopilot will only settle in with the airplane in the center of the HITS boxes when the ball is centered (coordinated flight), when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By AlexPeterson
http://www.rvtransition.com/ Tom's a good one...

http://www.rvtransition.com/

Tom's a good one for this, plus he can give you transition training as needed.
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By AlexPeterson
Until you spin it up.... I wonder how much the...

Until you spin it up.... I wonder how much the diameter of the spinner at that point grows at 2400 rpm? Probably doesn't matter, just wondering. There might be air in that gap when spun up.
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By AlexPeterson
It's like "Free beer tomorrow", Pete always tells...

It's like "Free beer tomorrow", Pete always tells me "I'll paint them next week".
Forum: Midwest 10-24-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By AlexPeterson
Pete, you're mellowing in your advancing age - I...

Pete, you're mellowing in your advancing age - I never saw you sit still long enough to drink one beer, let alone multiple cases...

The google be ornery tonight - only 2 pics showing. They'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,148
Posted By AlexPeterson
Hmmm, maybe 2 extra points for clogging up the...

Hmmm, maybe 2 extra points for clogging up the fins on the front cylinders, and 3 extra points for blocking the induction inlet? :p
Forum: Texas (North) 10-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By AlexPeterson
Ah, yes, instantly understandable once I realized...

Ah, yes, instantly understandable once I realized the camera angle on the left side is looking rearward! The camera has a much wider field of view than I had thought. Thanks.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-22-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By AlexPeterson
Chris - my curiosity is piqued - in this picture,...

Chris - my curiosity is piqued - in this picture, what is the sharp angle at the wingtip that we see?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By AlexPeterson
Welcome to the world of RV's and to VAF! There...

Welcome to the world of RV's and to VAF!

There is perhaps more written about CHT's in these forums than any other subject. Set aside a day or two to search and read through the numerous threads on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By AlexPeterson
Interesting - thanks. The max pressure into the...

Interesting - thanks. The max pressure into the AP FI system is 80 psi, so no worries there. The high alarm would be simply to alert to something amiss.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By AlexPeterson
I happen to have an Airflow Performance. But, I...

I happen to have an Airflow Performance. But, I understand that there are only two fuel pumps for the Lycomings - high for FI and low for carbs. Maybe there are others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By AlexPeterson
High Fuel Pressure Alarm setting - FI pumps

Greetings,

What are opinions on setting a high pressure alarm for fuel pressure? I'd always had 30 psi set to trigger an alarm, simply because I'd not ever seen more than about 27 psi or so with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By AlexPeterson
A very common rigging problem is that the lateral...

A very common rigging problem is that the lateral pushrods for the ailerons bind in torsion near the ends of up and down elevator movement. There is just enough rotation between the two rod ends on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,874
Posted By AlexPeterson
One can see "scoring" that is only a few dozen...

One can see "scoring" that is only a few dozen millionths of an inch deep, so only looking at images, I believe it is difficult to make a judgement. Every engine I can recall (auto, airplane)...
Forum: Midwest 09-29-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By AlexPeterson
Google rolls the dice... I see about 2/3's of...

Google rolls the dice... I see about 2/3's of them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By AlexPeterson
I only select the VFR charts in a 6 state (or so)...

I only select the VFR charts in a 6 state (or so) area unless I know I'm going somewhere far. I see no reason to wait around while it loads charts for the entire US. These are chosen during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By AlexPeterson
I use a 1" box end wrench and a simple fish...

I use a 1" box end wrench and a simple fish scale. It turns out that the moment arm is about 12" from the box end up to where the open end widens, so if the filter calls for 18 ft-lbs, just pull...
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By AlexPeterson
What Pete sort of glossed over is that they don't...

What Pete sort of glossed over is that they don't always go to the games...just the tailgating!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,635
Posted By AlexPeterson
I believe I used about a number 8 SS sheet metal...

I believe I used about a number 8 SS sheet metal screw and just went into the sheet metal of the fairing. The friction of the rubber on the screw prevents it from wanting to back out. If I think of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 79,721
Posted By AlexPeterson
I think I understand your question - set the...

I think I understand your question - set the cht/egt to just display a single cylinder (the hottest cylinder will show) instead of the bar graph and I think your fuel pressure will show up. I prefer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,635
Posted By AlexPeterson
This is indeed what I did 8 years ago. One truss...

This is indeed what I did 8 years ago. One truss head screw through the rubber at the aft end. Easy to take off at inspection time.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By AlexPeterson
What fuel burn is this? How much LOP are you...

What fuel burn is this? How much LOP are you running? (perhaps for a separate discussion, LOP is usually not recommended above about a 24/2400 setting). Mixture has a powerful effect on CHT. I can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
Here's the track ...

Here's the track (https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html)page again.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,401
Posted By AlexPeterson
ND IR 40 amp. Ran it 1300 hours, 10 years with...

ND IR 40 amp. Ran it 1300 hours, 10 years with no problems. Overhauled engine and decided to put a new ND IR 40 amp in. It's been working about 350 hours so far. Old one is spare. Blast tube...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,682
Posted By AlexPeterson
EZ Turn is not workable when it is cold out...you...

EZ Turn is not workable when it is cold out...you may not be able to remove the cap without warming them up. That is the very worst thing to use on fuel caps (unless you live in Alabama, for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By AlexPeterson
How to "Keep Up" with a Piper Tomahawk

A friend visited us this past weekend, flying up in his club's Tomahawk. When he left, I decided to escort him on his way in the RV6A. I gave him a couple minute's head start, and took off, keeping...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,290
Posted By AlexPeterson
Rico - a couple thoughts. 15-20 degrees warmer...

Rico - a couple thoughts.

15-20 degrees warmer than the others is really not much. A very small difference in fuel/air mixtures from one cylinder to the next can easily do that. Comments here...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
I'd think he's in the 5 gph range of fuel burn...

I'd think he's in the 5 gph range of fuel burn for max distance, perhaps a bit less. He's got 25 hours endurance to empty at that rate. I'd guess he'll land in CA with 4 or 5 hours' fuel...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
Big bro knows even how you taxi...

Big bro knows even how you taxi...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
FAA radar picked him up a couple hundred miles...

FAA radar picked him up a couple hundred miles from Hilo, looks like it’ll be about 8:45 leg.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
The long flight is the one from HI to mainland......

The long flight is the one from HI to mainland... it is 2034 n.m. Looks like today's is 1100-1200 n.m.

Really an amazing journey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By AlexPeterson
I tested this last year on arrival - 1.5 hour...

I tested this last year on arrival - 1.5 hour taxi... CHT's were ok and stable (don't recall, but somewhere in the low to mid 300's), but oil was hovering around 230-240 most of the time. Optimum...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,899
Posted By AlexPeterson
John left Pago Pago to his next stop at Christmas...

John left Pago Pago to his next stop at Christmas Island. It initially appeared he was going to try for HI, but he just recently turned towards Christmas Island. Or, perhaps he was just optimizing...
Forum: Safety 07-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By AlexPeterson
Fisk Approach Suggestions

While I did not fly in this year, I have quite a few times in past years. I've always thought a weak point in the system is due to these words in the notam:

"When you are in the immediate vicinity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,704
Posted By AlexPeterson
When planning to go airborne, have a pilot on...

When planning to go airborne, have a pilot on board.
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By AlexPeterson
Also in the install procedures is to verify...

Also in the install procedures is to verify through a range of com transmissions (of all on-board radios) that the gps signal is not corrupted. This is what often leads to needing a longer coax than...
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