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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,654
Posted By BruceMe
Welcome Steve!

We met in 2018 at OSH. It's great to see you're building, we're all rooting for you (and many are watching the vlog). Best advice; you'll make mistakes, every airplane has many of them, push-on,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By BruceMe
Thank you all... looks like kit

Thank you all... looks like kit
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By BruceMe
So... GDL 39 Overview...

So... GDL 39 Overview (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/539940#overview) saying...

* Built-in WAAS GPS receiver

It's not certified to the requirements for ADS-B out level?

btw, this is exactly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
tested/closed

After test flights... this is solved.

I routed the return line after the filter and before the boost pump as designed.

One regressed issue... with the boost pump on, the fuel flow is reading 2-3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By BruceMe
G3X WAAS; GTX 335 & GDL 39R 3D

My ADS-B In/Out is at present non-complaint for lack of a WAAS source.

I know I could install a GPS 20A, but it costs the same and I'd like to get the good mountings of the GDL 39R. It's cleaner,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-22-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By BruceMe
Salvage Project... new kit or rebuild

I have a RV4 half-built wing/emp I found for very reasonable nearby. Then I found a salvage also cheap... The wing is obvious, just finish it. The fuselage is teetering on the edge of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By BruceMe
Exclamation Short answer; maybe... but don't. So let's start...

Short answer; maybe... but don't.

So let's start with the maybe...

Because my fuel quantity senders are internally grounded, I could only do parallel, not serial as they both share a common ground...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
Thumbs up ! SOLVED !

Ok, so this is pretty much what a couple folks had thought, but not why.


The small blue fitting on the boost pump that says...

"FLOW ==>" is NOT a check-valve; it's a flow restrictor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
Yup... just did. Ok, I'll pull the pump

Yup... just did. Ok, I'll pull the pump
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
I think I know what it is...

I ran the return lines back to the fuel tank to an open port...

What if... when I'm running mechanical it's sucking air through the return line. When I turn on the electric, it pressurizes that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
One more data point

So it did it once on a short 21mi flight (always in gliding distance of a runway). I fueled to full tanks. Didn't sag once on the way back with full take about 28mi.

I checked all fuel lines...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By BruceMe
G3X Resistive Fuel Sensor setup

Per the manual I wired my stock RV resistive fuel sensors on my GAE 24 as P244 pins 6 & 9 shielded.

There is a perceivable ramp .8v-2.1v (empty-full), but it's very small and very noisy especially <...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
A: Yes A: No A: Mid-tank on the baffling,...

A: Yes



A: No



A: Mid-tank on the baffling, just ported in.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
I have an older style of afp pump. It has a...

I have an older style of afp pump. It has a regulator output, which many (and I used to) connect back to the intake. Now it does that internally.

See this image... the top pump is my pump except I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
It's also too rich

I should note, I think the TB is setup for an O-360 cause it's slobbery rich all the time. If I go full rich, the engine will load up and die at idle any temperature. There doesn't appear to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
Not a ton, 5-10 kts. I can pull the logs from...

Not a ton, 5-10 kts. I can pull the logs from the G3X
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
Pump -> regulator -> TB -> Spider -...

Pump -> regulator -> TB -> Spider - Injector

regulator has a return line

pump has the built in regulator, it's an older-style airflow performance ('05 ish)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
Bendix RSA-5 it drops as low at 15psi. It's not...

Bendix RSA-5

it drops as low at 15psi. It's not missing, it's sagging. Like it can't deliver enough and leaned the mixture. Also manifold pressure rises about 1" when this happens.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By BruceMe
SOLVED: Weird sag mechanical fuel pump vapor-lock issue?

I have a recently overhauled IO-320. I'm in break-in and my power settings are high 25"/2500. OAT is about 50F, CHTs are running nice and evenly around 380-400F. After about 20 minutes of flying,...
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By BruceMe
I'm exploring that... my FSDO inspector wants to...

I'm exploring that... my FSDO inspector wants to inspect my transponder before flight.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By BruceMe
:( inside

:( inside
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By BruceMe
I called all the avionics shops in town, nobody...

I called all the avionics shops in town, nobody is portable. How would I find a portable transponder checker in Kansas City metro?
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By BruceMe
mobile check?

Is there a field transponder check capability? This is VFR, btw.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By BruceMe
Transponder Check off aircraft

I have a G3X with the GSU 25 air data feeding my remote GTX-335R.

My aircraft/transponder have to be inspected for phase 1 compliance, can I do this off the aircraft if I pull those units?

-Bruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By BruceMe
Fixed the glich

Bob Porter: I looked into it more deeply and I found that apparently what happened is that he was laid off five years ago and no one ever told him about it; but through some kind of glitch in the...
Forum: RV-4 06-01-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By BruceMe
I had something similar, under high revs on grass...

I had something similar, under high revs on grass it popped off the pin and slammed the canopy open and broke the hinge.

YMMV
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,941
Posted By BruceMe
Closer and closer

http://i68.tinypic.com/sf9z81.jpg

I've installed the throttle quadrant with the new prop lever, I built it back in '08 with a three-lever quadrant without the prop lever. The fabricated a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-25-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,941
Posted By BruceMe
Wow Ken! I'll PM you my number, I want to talk.

Wow Ken! I'll PM you my number, I want to talk.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,941
Posted By BruceMe
It's been while, time for an update

The overhaul was a challenge, but I have it back on the mount, all the parts are on and I'm ready to time the mags and do a final check and turn it over.

So far I've...

- Overhauled the engine
-...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By BruceMe
New flywheel & ballance

I lost my flywheel in an overhaul, if I swap with a new one, is there a balance procedure I must or "should" do? My flywheel had an obvious small counterweight.

Thanks,
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By BruceMe
I found a set... thanks everyone!

I found a set... thanks everyone!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By BruceMe
Measurements

My flange is .27"

The bushings are all 3/8" thread

A Bushing - A=0.66" B=1.02" 72066-S
B-F Bushing - A=0.62" B=1.02" 72067-S

I'm pretty confident I need this bushing set;

A - 72065-S...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By BruceMe
Prop flange bushing CS

I'm converting my O-320-B2C hollow crank engine to CS. I had the shop do the crank side, but the flange has the wrong bushings.

The hub is a Hartzell HC-C2YL-1BF. "L" style flange.

I found the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By BruceMe
Magneto attachment clip/clamp

I misplaced those little tabs that hold the mag to the accessory case. What are they called and can I get more?

Thanks,

-Bruce
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By BruceMe
If I pull the jug, can I get a number to confirm?...

If I pull the jug, can I get a number to confirm? Just not feeling this one.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By BruceMe
btw... this is a wide-deck cylinder, high...

btw... this is a wide-deck cylinder, high compression, parallel valve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By BruceMe
Cylinder Identification

I need to confirm the cylinder I got after a field overhaul is appropriate for my O-320-B2C (160hp) I'm looking to make sure it's an 8.5:1 cylinder.

So you get the fore/aft, it's number 3 cylinder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By BruceMe
It's just a stainless tube right? so I can...

It's just a stainless tube right? so I can fabricate one in aluminum, send it to a tubing shop to get stainless and get one for like... $20 right?

Thanks,
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By BruceMe
CS Conversion hardware

I'm converting my O-320-C2B to constant speed and I need the special front fitting and oil line. Where can I source these?

Thanks,
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By BruceMe
Hybrid Corvair

I'm going to put a 40kw motor on the back of my Corvair powered RV-4. It will have folding wings and hub motors wheels to make it "roadable".

Check out the larger project here......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By BruceMe
Beautiful, thank you

Beautiful, thank you
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By BruceMe
What was the net-net damage?

What was the net-net damage?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By BruceMe
Oh that kills this thread... thanks

Oh that kills this thread... thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By BruceMe
G3X Touch partial panel upgrade

I have dual GDU 370's right now. I'm thinking of upgrade to touch because I really like the intuitive touch experience. I can justify $2-ish-thousand to upgrade just one GDU 470, but I have a hard...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By BruceMe
Shorter oil tube and level checker

Does anyone have the part numbers or information on making converting a shorter dip-stick and oil filler tube on an O-320?

Thanks,
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
Thanks Smokey I'm looking for something...

Thanks Smokey

I'm looking for something different in the next project. I've been throwing around a lot of ideas. But this one will be unique.

I spent the morning putting down my ideas for this...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-22-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
Pictures Bill sent

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HGYxIQYEH5uqvMQn4hzF8MThuKT5vCB8LKY8ZtVhpl-OWNhCSiqdjeb9RpmbTdtDILoEFTVkaLsoM3RI084lPwi8RrC2qUF7Lepj6NC_9b-x_cB3ZAYwD40WBVnAYHHbNhKc8ZwyRDdxI59p7YPqtjEZ6mPM6KVxbwnpgE...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-22-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,971
Posted By BruceMe
Pictures Robin sent

This is the prop...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
Bill and I had a long talk today it was great,...

Bill and I had a long talk today it was great, thanks bill;

What I can tell you is that a corvair can definitely work on an rv-3. His mount is interesting and pretty heavy and mounting it as far...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,971
Posted By BruceMe
I hope Robin responds personally, but I've had a...

I hope Robin responds personally, but I've had a pretty extensive exchange with Robin. He's an expert machinist and his project was a much about seeing if he could build a prop extension as anything...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By BruceMe
RV-6A part number

I'm converting an RV-6 to a 6A, does anyone have the WD-6xx part number for the main gear attachment?

Thanks,

-Bruce
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,265
Posted By BruceMe
Talking The forum requires a minimum post so... yup,...

The forum requires a minimum post so...

yup, agreed
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
W&B Calc...

I plugged the numbers raw, no futzing and my hunches where validated.

Here's a W&B I could find handily for an O-320-E2D (lightest 320)...

Weight (lbs) Arm (ins) Moment (lbs....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
Thumbs up Thanks George, I met William at OSH17 and went...

Thanks George,

I met William at OSH17 and went to one of his forums. I probably will skip the college, but I will follow his path and I'll definately get a Weisseman 5th bearing. I will also go...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
What time of year? If I fly in on a Lycoming...

What time of year? If I fly in on a Lycoming IO-320 RV-4 will I be thrown into the creek? :D

-Bruce
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,971
Posted By BruceMe
There's a lot of different kinds of smarts... I...

There's a lot of different kinds of smarts... I respect that kind most.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-31-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
I only listen to biased opinions. I'm actually...

I only listen to biased opinions.

I'm actually considering going totally stock 2700 (mostly cause that's what I have) and for strength when I put a turbo on it. As you get bigger and bigger, the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
Thanks Smokey

Smokey,

I plan to use PSA/Panther's 5th bearing, I met him at OSH17 and I also talked with William at length too. William doesn't know of any RVs that are Corvair powered yet, other than a guy...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-28-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,283
Posted By BruceMe
CoRV-4

I've got a line in a project rv-4 for 1500 and I just bought a half converted corvair engine for 600. I'm going to build it single place and dirt simple. W&B should work out perfectly with nobody...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By BruceMe
Question Cold air sump

I'm overhauling my IO-320 and I'm replacing my cowl with a James Cowl. I have the opportunity to swap out the sump for cold induction and front facing. There are several to chose from. I'd like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,469
Posted By BruceMe
Cool Stick controls

Put AP and back channel swap. That's all you need. Also if you aren't familiar, learn course steering (hold down AP), it's nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By BruceMe
Roadable RV? Seeking comment on Van's closing comment

As a guest host on "The green dot", Sept 6th 2017 episode (http://inspire.eaa.org/2017/09/06/eaas-the-green-dot-richard-vangrunsven/) starting at 28:18, they asked him what's next and Van cryptically...
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