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Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By bjdecker
Flap Switch Location (Panel)

Not a -14, but in both of my -7's I placed it just above and to the left of the throttle.

I'm just not a fan of "extra" functions on the stick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By bjdecker
Ultra Black...

https://www.permatex.com/products/gasketing/black-gasket-makers/permatex-ultra-black-rtv-silicone-gasket-maker-3-35-oz/

Painters tape along the margins and use a tongue depressor or popsicle stick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By bjdecker
I'm just not used to seeing a gap between the...

I'm just not used to seeing a gap between the rivet shop head and the hole...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By bjdecker
Those three rivets around the doubler look a bit...

Those three rivets around the doubler look a bit under-set to me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By bjdecker
Take drive to the SCL...

Take drive to the SCL warehouse...

https://www.sclubricants.com/company/contact-us/

2075 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, USA

They carry Aeroshell Oil W100Plus, 15W-50
Phillips XC, and so forth.
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By bjdecker
...maybe he was on the ramp somewhere in south...

...maybe he was on the ramp somewhere in south Texas? :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By bjdecker
The latest firmware for the G3X Touch and GTN Xi...

The latest firmware for the G3X Touch and GTN Xi shows TOD and BOD when in VNAV and active in the route.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By bjdecker
Here's a little picture to help... Check the...

Here's a little picture to help...

Check the pins with a VOM of course, but pin 6 should hook to the middle pin on the pot, pin 5 and pin 13 can connect to either 1 or 3 (out side pins) on the pot.
Forum: RV-4 06-16-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By bjdecker
Supplier?

https://www.seastrom-mfg.com/washerresults.aspx?pl=round+flat+washers&pc=washers%2c+flat+round&qs=5700%2c5702&sp=wb_getallwasherdetailsbylinecatpnp&ct=5700%2c+5702%3a++Steel+Round+Flat+Washer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By bjdecker
Breeze clamps work well...

Breeze clamps work well here...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/qs200.php

SAE 60
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By bjdecker
I used MIL6000D hose to run from the breather, up...

I used MIL6000D hose to run from the breather, up over one of the motor mount truss work and then down the firewall -- about the same location as the stock aluminum tube with adel clamps at strategic...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By bjdecker
Been there...done that...

I got caught by that as well, but I saw it before I installed the rest of the rivets along the bottom of the fuse.

In this case, I would drill it up to a #30 hole, use the pull rivet dimple tool to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By bjdecker
How is your GTN configured? RS-232 i/o's, HSDB,...

How is your GTN configured? RS-232 i/o's, HSDB, ARINC, etc.

There's a section in the install manual that refers to external heading sources...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-07-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By bjdecker
Try KEDC (Austin...

Try KEDC (Austin Executive)

https://www.austinexecutiveairport.com/hjc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By bjdecker
two things to try...

Two things...

1. Change the oil cooler to the HE version or the actual Stewart Warner/Southwind/Meggit-Troy version with -[solid]- end tanks (10610R or 10611R whatever fits) ; the fin spacing is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bjdecker
What probe types do you have specified in your...

What probe types do you have specified in your EFIS/EIS for CHT - Either Type J or Type K?

Does that match the actual probe? Type K probe will have Yellow & Red wire, Type J will have White & Red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By bjdecker
Other helpful button covers.

I felt tons better when I saw this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By bjdecker
#6-32 Material doesn't really matter. Do use a...

#6-32

Material doesn't really matter. Do use a lock washer w/internal teeth.

Edit: Considering your application, use stainless - with a drop of boelube on the screw threads. The switch terminals...
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By bjdecker
TrukTrak ADI Pilot (Pilot...

TrukTrak ADI Pilot (Pilot II)

https://www.bendixking.com/content/dam/bendixking/en/documents/document-lists/downloads-and-manuals/8300-012-ADI-Pilot-I-and-II-Series-Installation-Manual.pdf
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By bjdecker
Another gotcha...

See DWG 4 - Note 3, DWG 5 - Detail D. The distance of the elevator rod-end eyes to the face of the E-00001A and 1B hinge doublers is listed as 13/16" to a maximum of 7/8".

Since the E-00001A & B...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By bjdecker
Michael, How do your elevator horns compare to...

Michael,

How do your elevator horns compare to the ones in the picture? Did Van's acknowledge a change to the original weldments?

B
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By bjdecker
Fix that...

The elevator horns really should NOT come into contact with the aft bulkhead (F-712).

I noticed that Van's introduced a change to the shape of the WD-605-R and L horns at some point along the way...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By bjdecker
Ryan, The answer is somewhere between “enough”...

Ryan,

The answer is somewhere between “enough” and “not much.”. When closed, the latch tangs should engage with the canopy latch “finger” roller bearings and have enough force to hold them in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By bjdecker
AN470's

The color of those rivets looks a little silverish...got me thinking that they *may* be the wrong kind; AN470A's or Monel types instead of AN470AD's

Just a thought
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By bjdecker
As Sam said, 78 and 210PIC is going to be the...

As Sam said, 78 and 210PIC is going to be the issue. Also, FAA records for you don't match reality -- You might want to get that cleaned up; unless you are in the Witness Protection Program...or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By bjdecker
Some additional information please...

Can you share some of the details of the policy & coverage beyond the cost? What were the coverage limits? Open pilot clause? Also the particular broker/underwriter would be good to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By bjdecker
Glamour shots...

As it was a bit too hot to fly, my darling sweet wife instead decided to take some pictures of the airplane...
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By bjdecker
Link to MSDS --...

Link to MSDS -- https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-jifykode7m/product_images/uploaded_images/msds/SGP144481.pdf

...

Chromium Zinc Oxide forms the passivation layer; two Chrome 3's (Cr+3) and Zinc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bjdecker
I wonder if the original SB might shed some light...

I wonder if the original SB might shed some light on this -- there is a figure 6 in there, but....

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/sb14-01-31.pdf
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By bjdecker
Brilliant! 100° angle is the key for getting all...

Brilliant! 100° angle is the key for getting all the aviation grade stuff (tinnerman, AN507/MS24693, etc. ) to fit well & proper.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By bjdecker
Odd…

I have a GTN 650xi, G3X Touch, wired into the GMA 245.

I do NOT hear competing alerts — The GTN xi issues the “Vertical Track” notification, and the G3X issues “500” and “Minimums”. Maybe it’s the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By bjdecker
Of oil coolers...

Stewart Warner/Meggit-Troy/Southwind Model #8406R should be adequate to the task. Especially if fed by a 3" or larger duct with a well shaped diffuser to manage the airflow transition from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By bjdecker
Use one of the squeezer yokes as the bucking...

Use one of the squeezer yokes as the bucking bar...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-27-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By bjdecker
I didn't realize your aircraft was equipped for...

I didn't realize your aircraft was equipped for CAS/COIN missions... :)
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By bjdecker
Nice technique Larry...

Nice technique Larry...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By bjdecker
I made a hole big enough for a Heyco SB250-2 snap...

I made a hole big enough for a Heyco SB250-2 snap bushing about half way between the top of the tail spring mount forward flange and the bottom of the cutout in the F-711 assy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,477
Posted By bjdecker
I'm using the S-15 with 3/4-16x3/4-16 nipple as a...

I'm using the S-15 with 3/4-16x3/4-16 nipple as a replacement for the CH48110-1.

I drilled three #60 holes on the aft most rib at 120° locations for safety wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,479
Posted By bjdecker
Paul, Congratulations -- from the looks of...

Paul,

Congratulations -- from the looks of Flightaware data you've got a speedy airplane on your hands :)

Check the front outboard and inside corners of the rings @ top & bottom cowl for any gaps...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By bjdecker
I've often wondered that the slight mismatch in...

I've often wondered that the slight mismatch in angles between the HS-710/HS-714 and the HS-702 web is partly what led to the cracking at the relief cuts in the HS-702 web.

Follow the prior...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By bjdecker
Quotes...

"I wish I didn't have all this space in the baggage compartment."

- No RV-7 driver, ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By bjdecker
My MSD 8.5mm wires measure 50 Ohms/Foot (3 foot...

My MSD 8.5mm wires measure 50 Ohms/Foot (3 foot wire is ~150 Ohms).

By any chance were you inadvertently measuring the spark plug resistance also?

In any case, plug wires are not serviceable --...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bjdecker
Mystery Rivet...

Updated picture...

Top is the Mystery Rivet.
Bottom, closest to the scale, is the MSP-42.

Note the difference in the head shapes -- both are domed. Also the mystery rivet has rings along the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bjdecker
Great idea, and the first thing I did. These do...

Great idea, and the first thing I did. These do not appear in any of the revisions of Chapter 5 that I have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bjdecker
It's not a flush head -- it is domed.

It's not a flush head -- it is domed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bjdecker
Rivet Ident...

Good morning,

I am sorting through a pile of blind rivets (it's not a good story....OCD is an illness) and I cannot figure out what these are (see pic.). It sort of looks like an MSP-42, but with a...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,597
Posted By bjdecker
Say what?!...

I'm trying to get my head around ^^ ^^ this description, the pictures showing the "gouges"...

it sounds like you are describing kick back, which, to be sure, is a bad thing. The gouges are most...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By bjdecker
Van's has been using the the W371PLP-4-2 (the "T"...

Van's has been using the the W371PLP-4-2 (the "T" version) in kits for a while now...

I've not encountered any issues using MIL-H-5606 or MIL-PRF-83282 fluids. However, DOT-3 might be an issue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By bjdecker
Parker Catalog

https://ph.parker.com/us/en/composite-push-to-connect-fittings/w368plp-4-2
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By bjdecker
Y-version

A little more digging in the Parker catalog and I came up with a “Y” fitting — I’ve used it on several builds now, and it makes the lo-pressure brake line routing even “better”
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,597
Posted By bjdecker
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHST421?impressio...

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHST421?impressionRank=1

It's commonly used in the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By bjdecker
Iphone - Mac - Picture hassle...

When attaching pictures to messages on the forum, you need to first open the picture on your desktop, rotate it 360° (even though it appears to be oriented correctly) and then save it. Then you can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By bjdecker
The bushing is used to adapt to the...

The bushing is used to adapt to the AMSAFE/TUF-TOW seatbelts that Van's offers -- SBH-nnn.
Forum: GPS 04-04-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By bjdecker
see...

see http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=10000&dayid=1456
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By bjdecker
1/8” is more than enough. The “trick” is to...

1/8” is more than enough. The “trick” is to ensure the canopy front skin and the cowling skin are at the same height; lay a straight edge across the gap in several places. I needed a shim of .056”...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,210
Posted By bjdecker
something is bent somewhere…

Those dimples were caused by the rudder skin smacking into the elevator corner. I don’t there’s much doubt there.

Having just built a 7/9 rudder (similar to 14), that structure is fresh in my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By bjdecker
In the FWIW category, I just ran across a failed...

In the FWIW category, I just ran across a failed split master/alt switch. Alt field was intermittent; pressing on the operator would bring the field back online…
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By bjdecker
They (HET/Plane Power) do not include the rubber...

They (HET/Plane Power) do not include the rubber environmental seals/vibration isolators in the 3 pin connector kit - I don’t understand why. However, having been a victim of this previously, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By bjdecker
Check the integrity of the field wire at the 3...

Check the integrity of the field wire at the 3 pin connector on the back of the Alternator.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By bjdecker
Sealant

Use Locktite 565 on the threads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,541
Posted By bjdecker
Have you looked at K&P engineering's filter? ...

Have you looked at K&P engineering's filter? Pretty slick.

https://kandpengineering.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,490
Posted By bjdecker
Smile I've often been accused of having a terrible...

I've often been accused of having a terrible rattle in the rear; usually it's something that I've eaten the night before...beans, broccoli, etc.

(Huge Smile)

In all seriousness -- is the "rattle"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bjdecker
You're lucky -- the BAF-8 kit does NOT include...

You're lucky -- the BAF-8 kit does NOT include the 1" hole - so you need to locate that first :(

Along the lines of what Mikey said -- the grommet will slide over the flared end and B-nut with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By bjdecker
I made a little stand off and used a couple of...

I made a little stand off and used a couple of Adel clamps to keep the lines from rubbing against the firewall/stiffener.
Forum: Rocket 03-22-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By bjdecker
IIRC the engine centerline/thrustline is offset...

IIRC the engine centerline/thrustline is offset from the longitudinal axis by 4°

F1 Boss could be a resource here...
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