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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,074
Posted By AlexPeterson
Yeah, no way Dan would do that, uhuh...

Yeah, no way Dan would do that, uhuh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,203
Posted By AlexPeterson
Dan, you are a true piece of work! Said with the...

Dan, you are a true piece of work! Said with the utmost respect and admiration! Now, just rig up a feed mechanism from a sack of taters in the backseat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,007
Posted By AlexPeterson
Reducing injector size is a good idea, but you...

Reducing injector size is a good idea, but you first need to know what your current ones are. Then discuss with Don Rivera as others have noted.

Also, be sure after putting the smaller nozzles in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-01-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By AlexPeterson
Very sorry to hear about this. I recall Dick...

Very sorry to hear about this. I recall Dick from the 2002 and on time frame, and we crossed paths frequently. One could expect to see him at every fly-in in the general northern midwest area. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By AlexPeterson
Might be good to remove the chocks on the mains...

Might be good to remove the chocks on the mains before driving up the chain. It must be pulling aft quite hard at this point (maybe you removed and then replaced?).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,788
Posted By AlexPeterson
In 2011 my filter had similar metal in it, oil...

In 2011 my filter had similar metal in it, oil analysis was nominal. Pulled a couple jugs, and the cam and lifters looked perfect. It was the crankshaft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By AlexPeterson
My plane was 2 years old when a small leak...

My plane was 2 years old when a small leak started on the upper side of the inboard most rib. I cleaned the area and scoured with scotch-brite and put pro-seal on the region of interest. I did not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By AlexPeterson
Why would you not go with the value on the...

Why would you not go with the value on the drawing?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,471
Posted By AlexPeterson
Plus, the oil pressure gauge is obviously reading...

Plus, the oil pressure gauge is obviously reading high...
Forum: Midwest 06-02-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By AlexPeterson
Nice pics, Pete! I haven't been to Bowstring in...

Nice pics, Pete! I haven't been to Bowstring in a looooong time, I'm over due.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By AlexPeterson
Be sure each pair of connections (where the two...

Be sure each pair of connections (where the two leads from the TC connect to their crimp-on connectors) is in the same basic location temperature-wise. If not, some indication errors can occur. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By AlexPeterson
I noticed this exact problem about 20 years ago...

I noticed this exact problem about 20 years ago upon first assembly of the gear. I somewhere found a split collar type of nut, turned a conical section onto it in a lathe. I do not like this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlexPeterson
Bob, you are correct on the diameters of close...

Bob, you are correct on the diameters of close tolerance bolts, not sure where I came up with the wrong ones.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlexPeterson
A close tolerance AN bolt of -5 size (which I'm...

A close tolerance AN bolt of -5 size (which I'm going from memory is the nose gear size) is .3125/.3120 in OD. A regular -5 AN bolt will be .312/.309" OD. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it makes a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlexPeterson
Thanks. There remains a concern that you may...

Thanks. There remains a concern that you may have eliminated the play by the clamping force of the bolt, and not the fit of the bolt's shank in the gear leg and the gear socket. The nut and washer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlexPeterson
Good! Question: was the bolt deformed/worn? If...

Good! Question: was the bolt deformed/worn? If not, what was allowing the movement? Or did you replace it with a close tolerance bolt?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By AlexPeterson
Start with the close tolerance bolt, it might fix...

Start with the close tolerance bolt, it might fix the problem. They are a few thou larger in diameter than the standard ones. Do not try to simply clamp the bolt tight enough to keep the motion...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By AlexPeterson
Since your ipad and 696 didn't lose signal, it...

Since your ipad and 696 didn't lose signal, it wasn't jamming. Several years ago I had intermittent loss of signal on my 430w. I don't fly IFR so I decided to wait until it conked out for good. ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By AlexPeterson
How does this inrush stress harm or wear the pump?

How does this inrush stress harm or wear the pump?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,952
Posted By AlexPeterson
It says to notify the tower of the experimental...

It says to notify the tower of the experimental nature of the aircraft - describing one's plane as "RV xxxx" does this, doesn't it? However, I guess since there are now LSA certified RV12's, perhaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By AlexPeterson
I've had this occasionally for 18 years and two...

I've had this occasionally for 18 years and two engine builds. It is oil that seeps back down through the intake, and typically occurs after flights where the MAP is low compared to ambient (low...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By AlexPeterson
Could be fuel vapor bubbles going through the...

Could be fuel vapor bubbles going through the fuel flow transducer.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,579
Posted By AlexPeterson
Easy way to properly torque is to use a 1" box...

Easy way to properly torque is to use a 1" box wrench being pulled at 90 degree angle with a fish scale. The moment arm is a bit under a foot, so I pull until I see about 18 lbs. I haven't noted...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By AlexPeterson
I loosen the oil dipstick, lift it slightly and...

I loosen the oil dipstick, lift it slightly and move off center after each flight where the plane is in a hangar. It is amazing how much water vapor one can see wafting out of there.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By AlexPeterson
Reamer shanks are smaller than the flutes. Put it...

Reamer shanks are smaller than the flutes. Put it through backwards, connect to drill. One would have to inspect the reamer to be sure the flutes have appropriately sharpened/formed features on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By AlexPeterson
Megido Israel

So, I'm riding on a bus through the valley in Israel and my wife says "hey, there's a small plane". I immediately recognize it as an RV in the landing pattern at the Megido airport. Very small world!
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By AlexPeterson
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121430
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By AlexPeterson
David, great update, good news! Let us know...

David, great update, good news! Let us know where you will be in MN!

Alex
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By AlexPeterson
The heat muff on the left side of my O-360, RV6A,...

The heat muff on the left side of my O-360, RV6A, has basically had zero clearance for 1650 hours. No way, no how is that thing not gonna hit if I keep the pipe itself away from the firewall. It's...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,374
Posted By AlexPeterson
Jared, could you fasten something like a rubber...

Jared, could you fasten something like a rubber strap, temporarily with tape, to keep the trim tab always against one side of whatever small slop might be in the system? Some way to preload it to one...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,931
Posted By AlexPeterson
Georges - thanks for sharing. Question: about...

Georges - thanks for sharing. Question: about how much power is required right at touchdown?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By AlexPeterson
These are still sealing perfectly after almost 18...

These are still sealing perfectly after almost 18 years:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1112023&postcount=7
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By AlexPeterson
Check post #10 of this...

Check post #10 of this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148423) thread.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-31-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,657
Posted By AlexPeterson
Great progress! The camera must really make a...

Great progress!

The camera must really make a loud noise...:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,399
Posted By AlexPeterson
Bill - good one! Reminds me of a calculation I...

Bill - good one! Reminds me of a calculation I did on a tiny bottle of rear window defroster repair paint - it was $22,000/gallon...

How does the Krytox do when you put the cap in a freezer at -10F...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,399
Posted By AlexPeterson
I'm sure I'm repeating myself - but use some...

I'm sure I'm repeating myself - but use some Tri-Flow twice a year on moving parts and o-rings of gas caps, problem solved. A can is about $12, will last about 200 years if only used to lube fuel...
Forum: Midwest 01-30-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By AlexPeterson
Ken, great to hear from you!! Need to catch up...

Ken, great to hear from you!! Need to catch up soon. Like, how about if I fly down this afternoon...
Forum: Midwest 01-30-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By AlexPeterson
For those of us who live here, I'm not sure it is...

For those of us who live here, I'm not sure it is "cold" who is stupid...
Forum: Midwest 01-28-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By AlexPeterson
I will check with another RV guy at Anoka County...

I will check with another RV guy at Anoka County who usually has an open spot.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,786
Posted By AlexPeterson
One reason: what problem are people experiencing...

One reason: what problem are people experiencing that would these solve? I mark every nyloc type of nut with torque seal, and have never seen any rotation in 1650 hours. Damaging the underlying...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By AlexPeterson
Fuel/air mixture is a strong driver of cht, and...

Fuel/air mixture is a strong driver of cht, and it is different for each cylinder. Have you done the cht/egt vs fuel flow curves? Run it at whatever power you are reporting the 50F lower, only go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,176
Posted By AlexPeterson
I'll be clearer: 22psi at a full throttle, sea...

I'll be clearer: 22psi at a full throttle, sea level condition of an O360 (16-17 gph) is not adequate. Yes, the engine will run, but the engine driven fuel pump will deliver in the high 20's psi at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,176
Posted By AlexPeterson
This pump shows only about 22psi at 16 gph - why...

This pump shows only about 22psi at 16 gph - why does that work for an O-360?

Also can someone explain why the 12 vs 13.5 volt graphs cross over in the 20 gph range? Either I'm missing something or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,176
Posted By AlexPeterson
Bill - great stuff! I did something similar,...

Bill - great stuff! I did something similar, albeit casually and without a recorder. Cabin heat flowing near and around those fuel lines makes a noticeable increase in fuel temps! I only measured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,176
Posted By AlexPeterson
Real data point, albeit not instrumented

As a data point, I have the Airflow Performance pump (as in the OP's post) with the 1998 vintage pressure relief bypass short recirculation loop. This assembly is mounted on the forward side of the...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,757
Posted By AlexPeterson
Very nicely done, Frank! See ya around KANE!

Very nicely done, Frank! See ya around KANE!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By AlexPeterson
Consider moving it even further back to the aft...

Consider moving it even further back to the aft side of the sub-panel.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By AlexPeterson
Kate - great video!

Kate - great video!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,399
Posted By AlexPeterson
Nothing seems to dissolve that stuff. Rubbing it...

Nothing seems to dissolve that stuff. Rubbing it off is the only way I've found. Miserable stuff for this application.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By AlexPeterson
Weight in the wings which is not evenly...

Weight in the wings which is not evenly distributed span-wise does indeed add to the spar bending loading. The fuel tanks on an RV are an example. They add less bending loads than the same amount...
Forum: Midwest 12-18-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
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 12-18-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By AlexPeterson
Derek - what lake is that?

Derek - what lake is that?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,565
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,190
Posted By AlexPeterson
It's like those dog perimeter wires...

It's like those dog perimeter wires...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,351
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,190
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,636
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
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...
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