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Forum: RV-6/6A Today, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By lr172
The standard 6 throttle cable is on a vertical...

The standard 6 throttle cable is on a vertical panel and much lower than yours (less vertical drop and therefore less length required). Your cable is in the std position for a 7. Therefore you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By lr172
Sorry, I thought this was the elevator horn...

Sorry, I thought this was the elevator horn attachment.

Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By lr172
This is a pretty critical joint that can get a...

This is a pretty critical joint that can get a fair amount of stress from forces on the elevator and opposed by the control system. I wouldn't too quickly write off their concerns about pull rivets...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By lr172
Good luck. I have looked for a while and can't...

Good luck. I have looked for a while and can't find any valve timing specs. I am sure the folks that make aftermarket cams for high performance applications have the OEM specs. Can't remember the...
Forum: Primers Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By lr172
All water based washing should be before you...

All water based washing should be before you final scuff, otherwise you are pushing the grease deeper into the crevices and all the water exposure is accelerating the corrosion. Post scuff, use a...
Forum: Painting your RV Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By lr172
base paint won't hold up without clear over it. ...

base paint won't hold up without clear over it. for scratches, use very fine brushes to get base/color on. Then cover with clear. After about a day or so, scrape the clear flat with a razor blade...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By lr172
The dash on the 6 is too small for a fan with the...

The dash on the 6 is too small for a fan with the support pieces installed, so I put one at the bottom of the panel blowing up. It does a nice job of circulating fresh air in that area. I also had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By lr172
Most in my area call up DPA and ask for a...

Most in my area call up DPA and ask for a transition. Much easier than squeezing in that little sliver between DPA's Delta and the Bravo. DPA controllers are very friendly and have never declined...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By lr172
Hard to say if it is the alt or voltage...

Hard to say if it is the alt or voltage regulator, but the later is far more likely given the description of the problem. Would be wise to first check that all connections to the VR and alternator...
Forum: COMM 04-22-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By lr172
Yes, that is how they are put together. I...

Yes, that is how they are put together. I certainly hope you can do better than that example though.

Larry
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By lr172
Yes, diode from S term to ground with the diode's...

Yes, diode from S term to ground with the diode's band closest to the S term side. If installed at the switch, it must be on the switched lead/terminal NOT the source. P lead should be grounded at...
Forum: Southeast 04-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By lr172
Visited my son in Raleigh a few times. First...

Visited my son in Raleigh a few times. First time at Chapel hill. Second and third time at RDU. It was only $10 a night at TAC Air and they waived all other fees because I bought self-serve fuel,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By lr172
Given how close you are, I would not miss...

Given how close you are, I would not miss Mackinaw isl if you have not been. It's not Wisonsin, but its a short flight from Washington isl. Very cool place. Other than fire trucks, airplanes are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By lr172
+1 Definately want a diode to snub the...

+1

Definately want a diode to snub the collapsing coil current. However, it can just as easily be installed at the solenoid instead of the switch.

White wires are probably P leads grounds. Best...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-22-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By lr172
Pretty easy. Only a few bolts, though the VS has...

Pretty easy. Only a few bolts, though the VS has to come off first and some of the bolts are a bit tricky to get a wrench on the nuts. Bring forceps and a few options for holding the nuts...
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By lr172
I got mine from Dresser. They were leak...

I got mine from Dresser. They were leak stop/butyl type. I forget the number of the 90 style stems, but you will see it on their website. I think they were $60.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By lr172
I am based at 06C and would be happy to meet up...

I am based at 06C and would be happy to meet up with you. Plenty of tie down space, but know of no hangers that have space for a 2nd plane.

No real tricks getting in. Just be mindful of the low...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By lr172
A standard lyc oil filter base assy will have a...

A standard lyc oil filter base assy will have a narrow area just forward of the base plate (where filter gasket seals). You pull the top of the bag tight into this narrow area to force oil to drip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By lr172
This is what I do on my 6, which is quite tight. ...

This is what I do on my 6, which is quite tight. Takes a bit of practice to do it without drips, but works well.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By lr172
Thanks ! Larry

Thanks !

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By lr172
+1 The real risk of glazing is in the first...

+1

The real risk of glazing is in the first 15-30. Minutes, as the initial ring break in creates a LOT of heat. Best to not push too hard here. After the first cht drops then push it harder for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By lr172
Curious what vetterman recommends for this style...

Curious what vetterman recommends for this style of balll joint. Anti seize or mouse milk


Larry
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By lr172
what size resistor? how are you installing...

what size resistor? how are you installing multiple resistors (serial or parallel). Usually you keep upping the size of the resistor until it works reliably. multiple resistors can be problematic...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-16-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By lr172
I have 6 older style injectors (one piece units)...

I have 6 older style injectors (one piece units) from a 540/360. I thought they were the same size injector for the 320, but not positive. Will sell for a low cost.

PM me if interested.

Larry
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By lr172
I would argue that the magnetism is created by...

I would argue that the magnetism is created by the changing polarization of the steel molecules due to the heating / cooling cycle. Various characteristics of steel can be manipulated by achieve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,056
Posted By lr172
You may be correct, that nav receivers don't...

You may be correct, that nav receivers don't require TSOs, though I didn't think so. Either way, the regs are clear that all equipment necessary for IFR flight must be installed.

Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,056
Posted By lr172
The requirements listed in an earlier post...

The requirements listed in an earlier post clearly state that certified equipment must be used as well as the FAA stating that all IFR equipment must be "installed" in another area of the regs.

Larry
Forum: COMM 04-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By lr172
Thanks for the input. Larry

Thanks for the input.

Larry
Forum: COMM 04-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By lr172
Connector Loss

I am installing an archer ant in the wingtip. I planned to run the line direct to the radio, but it would be convenient to put a connector in the fuse to tidy up the wiring now. However, there will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By lr172
Permatex #2 (non-hardening version) has worked...

Permatex #2 (non-hardening version) has worked well for me and can be found at any local auto parts store.

Permatex anaerobic is what I used on the pan and accy case. The squeeze out won't cure and...
Forum: Tools 04-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By lr172
I have built 2 planes with a 4X gun and find it...

I have built 2 planes with a 4X gun and find it easy to adjust for the task. I have a simple regulator (no guage, just a graduated dial). I don't see a need for buying two different guns - a 3X...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By lr172
On the 6, only did a few flights without pants. ...

On the 6, only did a few flights without pants. Just long enough to figure out a temporary rudder trim tab. Once the pants were on, I made sure that there was no additional yaw motion introduced by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
My memory fails me again. Thanks for...

My memory fails me again. Thanks for clarifying.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
I thought they then went from steel to sintered...

I thought they then went from steel to sintered iron.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By lr172
without looking at the damage or a better...

without looking at the damage or a better description of the damage, it is hard to say. I can certainly presume that a damaged part has a good likelihood of producing sub-optimal performance of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By lr172
I believe this refers to external coating. If...

I believe this refers to external coating. If only external coating is done, like a fiberglass wrap or ceramic coating, it helps hold the heat inside of the coating / wrap and the SS pipe reaches...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By lr172
How did they avoid coating the internal side in...

How did they avoid coating the internal side in the heat muff area? I would be worried that internal ceramic coating in that area would reduce heat transfer.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By lr172
crank and cam gears are secured to respective...

crank and cam gears are secured to respective shafts. Idler gears just sit on small protrusions on the block and pads on the accy case prevent them from falling off. Once the accy case is off, it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By lr172
I did my IFR training in my 6A and never used the...

I did my IFR training in my 6A and never used the autopilot once. It certainly takes time to get used to the sensitivity, but very doable.

Larry
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By lr172
I have landed in 28 kt direct crosswind...

I have landed in 28 kt direct crosswind (reported) with no issues in my 6A with the larger 8 rudder. It was a flat area with no significant gusting. I don't believe 15 knots is the limit for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
Thanks! more chars

Thanks!

more chars
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By lr172
Use a knife/razor blade to make a clean slice in...

Use a knife/razor blade to make a clean slice in the sump gasket. Should make it easier ti get a clean seal when reinstalling case.

bring engine to TDC / compression stroke on #1, so you can...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By lr172
Have no idea if open doors would be a benefit or...

Have no idea if open doors would be a benefit or a liability in this situation. Upside would be that you won't have the problem of opening the doors due to the water pressure. Downside would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
I was asking if a named pilot, who is not also a...

I was asking if a named pilot, who is not also a policy owner, is afforded full coverage. My policy allows for "Named pilots" and they are not also policyholders or owners. The policy implies they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By lr172
Disconnect the other end of the bowden cable (the...

Disconnect the other end of the bowden cable (the wire, not the spiral wound sheath) from it device. Then push in the button and pull out the arm. You will find the wire is attached to that arm. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
Thanks for sharing the details of that. It now...

Thanks for sharing the details of that. It now makes me question if named pilots are treated as policy owners or are they also not covered for liability. Did this come up in your conversation? It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
While I am all for self-insuraning my own planes...

While I am all for self-insuraning my own planes damage, I am not comfortable with liability. I even have concerns that the $1M of liability coverage could be inadequate in some circumstances. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By lr172
they don't need to be strung together. Just...

they don't need to be strung together. Just leave a 4-6" pigtail on each. Once everything is in the connector. join all of the pigtails together, along with the wire going to the 3000's ground wire...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-12-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By lr172
Correct. even highly refined robots cannot lay...

Correct. even highly refined robots cannot lay down polyurethane clear or SS without orange peel when using HVLP. However, it can be reduced to a level that is not obvious from a few feet away. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
This is very commonplace. I tend to evaluate the...

This is very commonplace. I tend to evaluate the cost of any damage and likely rate hicks or cancellation possibility (including incremental cost of future opressive rates) before processing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
I would guess that the insurance company is...

I would guess that the insurance company is penalizing the policy holder, not the aircraft, as they try to recoup their payout and reduce further risk.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-12-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By lr172
eliminating orange peel with HVLP can be a...

eliminating orange peel with HVLP can be a challenge. Typically the quantity of paint applied changes the characteristics. I would set the air to what the gun manufacturer recommends then trying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By lr172
performance engine tuning is a holistic process. ...

performance engine tuning is a holistic process. Longer tubes in a properly designed header can create scavenging energy to pull more air fuel in during the valve overlap, while short straight tubes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By lr172
Thanks!! more char's for doug

Thanks!!

more char's for doug
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By lr172
GDL-39 External Antenna Coax Length

I am installing a GDL 39 using an external ADS-b antenna. Is there any minimum cable length required? I am guessing no, as there is no mention of it in the manual. However, it seems most Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,040
Posted By lr172
Sorry to hear about this. Very frustrating just...

Sorry to hear about this. Very frustrating just reading it; can only imagine how you feel. I appreciate you sharing it though. I had been thinking about finding a partner or two for my 6A instead...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,669
Posted By lr172
Just had a partial blockage and could see the...

Just had a partial blockage and could see the debris. While hopps can work, I just used laquer thinner and a toothpick to clean the orifice, followed with an air blower. The soft wood can't hurt...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By lr172
new data. If you have enough screw thread...

new data. If you have enough screw thread protruding from the back of the nut, you can possibly get a curved needle nose pliers or needle nose vice grips (better) on it and rotate clockwise, driving...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,669
Posted By lr172
Yes, but less likely. Your problem is a partial...

Yes, but less likely. Your problem is a partial restriction. Partials are much more likely at the injector, but possible at the spider. Full blockage is more or less equally likely at both. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By lr172
A rivet won't work well. Seems unlikely that it...

A rivet won't work well. Seems unlikely that it will have a bunch of metal left after tapping. Just make an aluminum ring out of 1/4" aluminum to fit on the back side of the f/g. Drill to size and...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By lr172
Need to be cautious here. There are no "factory...

Need to be cautious here. There are no "factory limits" on the size of microscopic cracks in a crankshaft. The key is a reputable shop that will do reputable work. Every crankshaft should have...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-10-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By lr172
This relates to epoxies ability to bond to...

This relates to epoxies ability to bond to polyester which isn't really relevant to polyesters ability to bond with epoxy. The cured epoxy or gel coat on the OP's cowl has reached a full cured state...
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