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Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,923
Posted By dlloyd3
Similar thing happened to me after an alternator...

Similar thing happened to me after an alternator failure on a low IFR day while flying my Bonanza. Meant to cycle the alt switch and got the master at the same time. NY Center sounded tense when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By dlloyd3
Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release...

Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release notes:

New: New more descriptive percent horsepower “%HP” widget.
Improved: Engine monitoring widget display pointers (“needles”) and textual labels are now...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By dlloyd3
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and 2".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By dlloyd3
A lot is going on with those downloads. With the...

A lot is going on with those downloads. With the first display, software is loaded for itself and other installed components. Everything including the servos need to be powered for the updates. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By dlloyd3
PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For...

PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For most it will be a pain. Parking lot to my plane is only a hundred yards or so. Two three gallon cans is the limit. More gas or more distance or more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By dlloyd3
Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give...

Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give you advice on your hope to run mogas using that system. Please post what you find.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By dlloyd3
Don't think you will get a definitive answer; it...

Don't think you will get a definitive answer; it all depends. I have an IO-360 parallel valve with 9.5:1 pistons and run mogas from the right tank only. Take off and land left tank only. Always...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,151
Posted By dlloyd3
Similar experience using the Airflow Perf. pump. ...

Similar experience using the Airflow Perf. pump. I wound up putting a little air pressure, 2 psi or so, on the fuel tank vent. That forced fuel into the line and pump. Pumped fine after that. ...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,923
Posted By dlloyd3
The real question is, what did you miss in your...

The real question is, what did you miss in your preflight that should have been caught?
Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,923
Posted By dlloyd3
Many. A several bird nests at FCI in the spring....

Many. A several bird nests at FCI in the spring. Every spring it seemed birds would visit transient airplanes. Maybe one bird nest at home base. Several tools after mechanical work (Bonanza). A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By dlloyd3
Did Divco pick up the tab for your extra labor...

Did Divco pick up the tab for your extra labor and frustration?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,516
Posted By dlloyd3
In 1984 one cylinder was remove from my Bo's...

In 1984 one cylinder was remove from my Bo's IO-520 to repair a broken exhaust stud, about 1300 hours on the engine. This was done by a 25 year old A&P. At 1950 hours on the engine that same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,187
Posted By dlloyd3
Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty...

Anybody else doing 7-10 turns? (!) Video pretty dramatic even without the engine stopping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,354
Posted By dlloyd3
Adel clamps are good for developing language...

Adel clamps are good for developing language skills.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By dlloyd3
Used a step drill for all switches on two panels....

Used a step drill for all switches on two panels. If you are drilling several holes in a line, a step drill in a hand drill can walk. Use drill press and clamp your panel!
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,305
Posted By dlloyd3
Side view pic you can see daylight above the...

Side view pic you can see daylight above the cooler, below the baffle. Air going around your cooler does no good. Make it go through your cooler.
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,337
Posted By dlloyd3
Bill, My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2...

Bill,
My metal blade, HC-C2TR-1BFP/F7497-2 factory settings were: Low Pitch 13.6, High Pitch 35.0.
I am pretty sure the composite blades are set for less high pitch to avoid contact with the engine...
Forum: Propellers 05-28-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,337
Posted By dlloyd3
During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you...

During your runup, when you cycle the prop do you get an rpm drop? If so, it is likely not the governor but the high pitch stops in the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,837
Posted By dlloyd3
Maybe he can use that big spring again.

Maybe he can use that big spring again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,416
Posted By dlloyd3
For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more...

For me, now flying mostly flat land it is more hype than substance. Used to fly east of the Mississippi every week on business, always on a IFR flight plan. Flying these mountains, generally it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By dlloyd3
I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home...

I bought a big window AC/heat unit from Home Depot for my 2 story 18x24 workshop. Upstairs was parts storage only so was closed off and never heated or cooled. Did have a gable fan to suck away some...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By dlloyd3
Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to...

Wife Penny & I just got back from a visit to Belen. She grew up there and still has brothers in Clovis & Hobbs. One brother works for the railroad working between Amarillo and Belen. Overnite at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By dlloyd3
Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed...

Mutt Muffs just did not fit our 15 pound mixed terrier. Two years later at Sun & Fun I told a woman at the Mutt Muffs display. She said send 'em back for credit, even without a receipt, even after...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,510
Posted By dlloyd3
Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of...

Everything Tony said plus to ease the pain of long download times, have extra thumbdrives plugged in all the time and let the SA Data Manager do the updates at its leisure. Two thumbdrives can be...
Forum: California 04-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By dlloyd3
Sounds like many good choices, decent prices,...

Sounds like many good choices, decent prices, great service. Add Fullerton (FUL) to the list. Great experience for me there, near the highway. Like others, the ground traffic and navigatioon is...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,908
Posted By dlloyd3
How did I use to do that with an ADF?

How did I use to do that with an ADF?
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,932
Posted By dlloyd3
Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600...

Went thru about 10 of 'em in the Bo. About 600 on the average. Two failed under 100 hours. Seems like one went 1200 hours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By dlloyd3
A regulator that sticks may cause high or low...

A regulator that sticks may cause high or low pressure/vacuum. Sometimes a little gentle cleaning will free them up but the only safe way to do that is to remove it from the lines (cleaner or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By dlloyd3
Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. ...

Most GA airplane panels are tilted 8 degrees. Point the gauges toward your head? Seems like at least the 7 & 9 are similar.
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,194
Posted By dlloyd3
Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an...

Brent is correct. In the heat of the moment, an engine failure, you need to be able to calculate in a few seconds: how far am I above the ground, how far am I from and airport. Close enough, go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By dlloyd3
Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the...

Helped work on tanks for a 9. Think 5" was the hole size. Bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight for about $15. Cheaply made but you only use it for this. First cut a piece for 1/2" plywood to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By dlloyd3
What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec...

What starter? I had the solenoid on a Skytec 149-12LS go bad with 175 hours. No click, nothing. I could jumper around the solenoid and run the motor. A trip to the auto parts store and $30 fixed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,866
Posted By dlloyd3
Landing gear mount for 7A

Landing gear mount for 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,761
Posted By dlloyd3
Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year...

Exactly what Dan wrote except for a 3 year build.

EDIT: I was qualified to take the poll - got the bug in 2006, started the build in 2007, first flight in 2010.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By dlloyd3
Did not expect that. Will take a close look at...

Did not expect that. Will take a close look at what mine is doing Monday.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By dlloyd3
Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine...

Other than a couple times in cold clouds, mine has only been on to test. I only remember seeing it cycle 1-3 amps. Don't know what condition would get it to ramp up to 10. Doesn't appear to start at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By dlloyd3
Which EFIS?

Which EFIS?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,482
Posted By dlloyd3
January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up...

January 2010 my 7 was on the gear with the tip up canopy complete and most of the airframe wiring run. About 250 hours to hang engine, engine controls, accessories, exhaust, fit the engine cowling,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By dlloyd3
Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were...

Over 6000 flying hours, 3 of 4 bird strikes were landing or in the pattern. Most of that flying time was at altitude and very rarely saw birds. Now flying the RV down low, I routinely see birds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By dlloyd3
The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop...

The Van's baffle kit is for a rear mounted prop governor. Sure, lots of people have used a front mount. Unless there is a reason to deviate from the plans, stick with them and save yourself a bunch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,641
Posted By dlloyd3
Everyone knows landing downwind in any airplane...

Everyone knows landing downwind in any airplane results in a faster than normal groundspeed, that's why we try to land upwind. Landing downwind your primary nose pointing device (rudder) will lose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By dlloyd3
A number of large bearing companies have...

A number of large bearing companies have specifically told their distributors not to sell their product for aircraft applications. I would not lie or volunteer information. I ain't sayin' more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By dlloyd3
Just don't say the word airplane while at the...

Just don't say the word airplane while at the bearing supply company.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-18-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By dlloyd3
Not only have I never heard of CiES, I am amazed...

Not only have I never heard of CiES, I am amazed at the accuracy of my resistive float/Dynon fuel level indications.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,449
Posted By dlloyd3
I have the standard Van's single resistive...

I have the standard Van's single resistive senders providing a signal to a Dynon Skyview. They appear to give a very accurate reading from 14+ gallons down to 0. As the gauge changes from 11 to 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By dlloyd3
Assuming 2610rpm is in flight, on installation...

Assuming 2610rpm is in flight, on installation your prop control knob should stop about a 1/4 inch from the nut fixing the cable to the instrument panel insuring the governor control lever is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,349
Posted By dlloyd3
I have had a couple VDO pressure sensors go bad,...

I have had a couple VDO pressure sensors go bad, giving erratic and high indications on my Dynon. Last replacement got an upgrade to a Kavlico sensor, no problems since.
What display and sensor do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By dlloyd3
Yes, mine is wired like that. Check the voltage...

Yes, mine is wired like that. Check the voltage drop at the switch. What switch are you using, is it rated for 30A?
I did have a Skytech solenoid stick when the engine was hot. Replaced it at 150...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,060
Posted By dlloyd3
Not always an install problem. At the flight...

Not always an install problem. At the flight school at 8A6 we had two Slick impulse mags fail at about 150 hours with similar symptoms. Both replaced under factory warranty.
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By dlloyd3
Six months ago we moved from Charlotte 20 miles...

Six months ago we moved from Charlotte 20 miles east to Stanly County. I changed the FAA registration to reflect our new address. Couple months later got a note from Stanly County Tax Collector...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,248
Posted By dlloyd3
The sealants (except RTV) above will work but...

The sealants (except RTV) above will work but most people I have seen use too much and not in the correct way. Read the instructions. A little goes a long way.
Same with Teflon tape. Only reason...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By dlloyd3
Could also be your primary suspect. Gasket...

Could also be your primary suspect. Gasket between the case and mag is easily broken.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By dlloyd3
If you use the Home Depot links, be sure to...

If you use the Home Depot links, be sure to Loctite the threads to prevent them from vibrating open.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,788
Posted By dlloyd3
Y'all thinking too hard up there. Weigh it, log...

Y'all thinking too hard up there. Weigh it, log it and go fly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,534
Posted By dlloyd3
Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly...

Mine weights about 70 level. Don't know exactly in the 3 point position but do know it is quite a bit more. Why do you think you have a problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,656
Posted By dlloyd3
The illustration used was a crankcase for an...

The illustration used was a crankcase for an IO360 dropping in price from $17k to $5k. Yep, that is slashing the price. $17k for a crankcase. Must have cut out the gold plating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,102
Posted By dlloyd3
Another possibility

I thought mine was wired per Vans diagram, I cranked and cranked. About when I gave up and let go of the key the engine fired. Turned out I had the left and right p-leads reversed grounding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,525
Posted By dlloyd3
Many years back, I bought set of books from...

Many years back, I bought set of books from Jeppesen, a Gleim study guide and a book of FARs. Lot of study and reading. I got the required 20 hours of instrument instruction, the remainder of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,405
Posted By dlloyd3
I have prescription polarized sunglasses with...

I have prescription polarized sunglasses with varilux for closeup normally used for everything but flying. Can't see the displays, they are too dark with those glasses. Keep a pair of non-polarized...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By dlloyd3
Just be certain your foot and both hands are in...

Just be certain your foot and both hands are in constant communication.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,298
Posted By dlloyd3
Van's does have something to say about flutter...

Van's does have something to say about flutter testing, it is in Section 15 of the builder's manual.
Flutter testing of factory prototypes has resulted in ... determined through flutter testing at a...
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By dlloyd3
You're only kidding yourself if you don't expect...

You're only kidding yourself if you don't expect failures in a certified aircraft. I have always said that it is not a matter of if but when.
Several exhaust failures, several regulator failures,...
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