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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,045
Posted By pat76cj
Curious. Are you using X/C20w50, or 20W50 Type M...

Curious. Are you using X/C20w50, or 20W50 Type M for break in? For my engine overhaul, the builder and Continental both stated using only Mineral oil for break in, roughly about 50 hours.
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By pat76cj
Did you have a engine shop do the overhaul? They...

Did you have a engine shop do the overhaul? They will usually provide break-in instructions with their overhauls. The shop I used a couple of years ago provided good break in instructions, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By pat76cj
try adjustment of mixture control first. lever...

try adjustment of mixture control first. lever on carb should fully hit stop before mixture fully extended
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By pat76cj
bank repo should have kept copies of...

bank repo should have kept copies of transactions. He could go back and see if they can reproduce a duplicate bill of sale?
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,680
Posted By pat76cj
two comms when I can. During my PPL training,...

two comms when I can. During my PPL training, had one plane that had single comm. Worked, but a pain to change back and forth, as well as telling ATC had to drop and check ATIS (my flight school...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,168
Posted By pat76cj
pictures would help if seeking options. Without...

pictures would help if seeking options. Without photos, if the skin is dented, with no damage to ribs, you can:
1. Remove skin, replace with new, cherrymax into place. Then new paint.
2. Pull...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By pat76cj
Did roughness change any if you adjusted mixture?...

Did roughness change any if you adjusted mixture?

I'm inclined to think mag also
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By pat76cj
somewhere on the case should be a model...

somewhere on the case should be a model number/serial. you will need that for parts diagram. you might get lucky and find some parts available. still some NOS but getting slimmer.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By pat76cj
another alternative to the "third hand". These...

another alternative to the "third hand". These will pull them in tighter if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By pat76cj
agree on connections. Check connections between...

agree on connections. Check connections between battery, alternator, and buss for tightness and corrosion. Corrosion might cause reg/rec to think the battery needs more juice, hence the spike.
Forum: Safety 01-06-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 3,722
Posted By pat76cj
FAA tv just had recent clip about...

FAA tv just had recent clip about it.

https://www.faa.gov/TV/?mediaId=470
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By pat76cj
I have the harbor freight one, hydraulic. ...

I have the harbor freight one, hydraulic. https://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-tool-66150.html

works great. Case keeps it clean and organized
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,294
Posted By pat76cj
Using proper weight oil for cold weather would be...

Using proper weight oil for cold weather would be a thought.

When you get some time, verify your battery is working as it should, having it tested. Can also have your starter checked too.

Also...
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By pat76cj
which model will depend on your preferences,...

which model will depend on your preferences, likes, etc. I use the 9.7 in pro. works great on a kneeboard. I prefer the size, makes things easier to see. Some might consider it too big for a...
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By pat76cj
Ipad, GPS/cell data enabled. Foreflight for...

Ipad, GPS/cell data enabled. Foreflight for maps, planning, etc Got it for instrument, keeps plates updated, etc. Still use it now, for situational awareness plus I have ADS-B in, to keep an eye...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,417
Posted By pat76cj
suggest you remove the paint and see what's...

suggest you remove the paint and see what's underneath
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By pat76cj
carb temp or ice detector port

carb temp or ice detector port
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By pat76cj
if you were closer i would offer to buy from you....

if you were closer i would offer to buy from you.

seriously, you could offer it as a core for sale. based on what youve said, the only real useable parts are the case, crank, accessories. more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,613
Posted By pat76cj
Where's the jealous emoji..... Nice job!

Where's the jealous emoji..... Nice job!
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,619
Posted By pat76cj
Well said. Mistakes will happen, learn from...

Well said. Mistakes will happen, learn from them and move on.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,951
Posted By pat76cj
good engine core? prop strike?

good engine core? prop strike?
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,926
Posted By pat76cj
I would check the build manual, or contact Vans. ...

I would check the build manual, or contact Vans. Normally, use of universal joint or multiple extensions is not recommended due to the inaccuracies caused by said extensions. If Vans has...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-18-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,649
Posted By pat76cj
tire talc, available online with Amazon. got it...

tire talc, available online with Amazon. got it in 2days
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By pat76cj
Military moves can be challenging. I had 13 in a...

Military moves can be challenging. I had 13 in a 22 year career (with 6 overseas assignments).

I echo Carl's comments: wait until your last PCS (unless you are overseas, then wait until you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,015
Posted By pat76cj
Cool trip. Liked the tips on local hotspots

Cool trip. Liked the tips on local hotspots
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,726
Posted By pat76cj
If your primary mission is to build hours, I...

If your primary mission is to build hours, I would not exclude certified aircraft, specifically Cessna 150, 172, or Piper Cherokee. Not as new as Van's, but in many cases, much less expensive. Cost...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By pat76cj
Beautiful views!

Beautiful views!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,644
Posted By pat76cj
Have you checked injectors? Any change on fuel...

Have you checked injectors? Any change on fuel burn rate? If you swapped 3 and 4, does the problem chase the swap? Injector could be fine at low power, but starting dumping fuel when pushed to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,644
Posted By pat76cj
When on downwind/base/final, are you still...

When on downwind/base/final, are you still running full rich? Possible fouling of plugs/deposits from running too rich at low power settings. Might consider leaning after leveling out and turning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,049
Posted By pat76cj
What, no cigars with the new baby??? Just...

What, no cigars with the new baby??? Just kidding. Congrats
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,443
Posted By pat76cj
Would also like to know what oil used, has it...

Would also like to know what oil used, has it been sitting for extended periods. Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,848
Posted By pat76cj
true, may not need a full overhaul. but if i am...

true, may not need a full overhaul. but if i am making an offer, i would consider “worse case” and assume it needs the full overhaul. only way to know what is really needed is a full tear down.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,848
Posted By pat76cj
Lots of variables when considering cost. ...

Lots of variables when considering cost. Suggested reading:
https://www.aviationconsumer.com/industry-news/editorial/resale-matters-factory-vs-field-engines/

As you pointed out, hoses, mounts,...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,838
Posted By pat76cj
very good rule. Hangar neighbor bought a new...

very good rule. Hangar neighbor bought a new engine when his son got distracted during preflight. Hopped in, cranked up, took off. Noticed the problem when he landed and the engine stopped, with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,273
Posted By pat76cj
A&Ps use AC 43-13.1b, Chapter 11 as their basic...

A&Ps use AC 43-13.1b, Chapter 11 as their basic reference manual for airframe electrical systems


Attached FAA website has some other references. More photos and diagrams to explain processes, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,093
Posted By pat76cj
Could see what other hangar owners have done in...

Could see what other hangar owners have done in the area.

Other option is to have a spray on roofing coating. Something a contractor may have to do. Or you can try yourself, local hardware stores...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,657
Posted By pat76cj
ditto on letting insurance pay for a new tank. ...

ditto on letting insurance pay for a new tank. I would remove some of the paint in the area to see what is hidden. Hard to tell with photos, but one on the right shows a crack to the left of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,726
Posted By pat76cj
And get them in bulk, or multiples

And get them in bulk, or multiples
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,047
Posted By pat76cj
Any updates? Curious if you found the problem...

Any updates? Curious if you found the problem (or non-problem).
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,654
Posted By pat76cj
Congrats on the new project! Glad you were able...

Congrats on the new project! Glad you were able to get you and the -3 home safely, sure you gained a few extra grey hairs along the way.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,047
Posted By pat76cj
Search "EGT" in this doc. Suspect you have an...

Search "EGT" in this doc. Suspect you have an injector acting up.

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SSP-475.pdf
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